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Biography - George Tatham

GEORGE M. TATHAM. During the last eighteen years, Mr. Tatham has been editor and proprietor of the Greenville Advocate, a paper which is so well known throughout this portion of the State that it needs no special mention or eulogy in this biographical sketch. Mr. Tatham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 27, 1836. His father was a native of the eastern shore of old Virginia, and his mother came from the "tight little island," being a native of London, England, but of Welsh parents, who came to the United States early in their married life.

The father of Mr. Tatham was a merchant for the greater part of his life, and his son followed in his footsteps until he settled in Greenville, Ill., in 1870, since which time he has been employed in editorial work. Our subject feels that editorial work is a thoroughly missionary one, for without the paper progress would be hindered in every direction. Our world has been made smaller by the newspaper and the telegraph, and its people and nations realize more than ever that they are but one family in the broadest sense.

Extracted 21 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1892 Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois, page 445.

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