Title: 1870 U.S. Census
Title: 1880 U.S. Census
Title: Atlas of Kankakee Co., Illinois (Pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1883)
Title: Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee Co., Illinois (Chicago, Lake City, Pub. 1893)
Title: Momence, The Making of a River Town (Kankakee Valley Genealogical Soc., Bourbonnais, IL, 1998)
Title: 1900 U.S. Census
Title: Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society, Cemeteries Northeastern Section Townships of Ganeer - Momence - Yellowhead, Kankakee Co., IL (1985)
Note: ub. 1893. Page 673. Excerpts: "Farmon is a retired farmer and hardware merchant who makes his home in Momence. Son of Henry and Mary Judson. Henry, the father had 7 sons and 5 daughters. In June 1862 he entered the army, enlisting in Company H, 76th IL Infantry. On April 9, 1865, while charging Ft. Blakely, he was wounded in the right. After remaining in active service for about three years, he was honorably discharged. He obtained employment as a clerk in a hardware store, learned the tinsmith trade, traveled the road selling pumps. He then purchased his father's farm of 120 acres, and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits for 7 years. On account of poor health, he retired in 1888. He held office of Commissioner of Highways and that of School Director. ..." From: Atlas of Kankakee Co., Illinois, Pub. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1883. Page 146. "Farmon Scramlin, P.O. Momence, son of Henry Scramlin (who died in 1878), was born in Charleston, Mich., in 1841. In 1850, he located in this township, then a portion of Will County, and settled in Ganeer Township (then Momence). He was married October 3, 1872, to Miss Mary, daughter of Benjamin Lamport, an early settler of this township. They have been blessed with one child--Lura. In 1871, Mr. Scramlin engaged in mercantile business in Momence with William Astle, until 1873; afterward located at Grant Park and closed out his business there in the spring of 1880. In January, 1880, he purchassed the old homestead in Ganeer, where his father had settled over thirty-one years ago. Mr. Scramlin has been a commercial traveler for one year and a half." _______________ Farmon Scramlin Mr Scramlin died at the home of his son-in-law Jay Sanstrom, Thursday forenoon. June 30, at about 9:15 Mr Scramlin was at work hoeing among the out door plants at the greenhouse Tuesday forenoon, and was apparently in his usual health. At 11:00 o'clock he was seen at work, and a short time later he was found lying on the ground in an unconscious condition. He was carried to Mr. A Melby's residence where his son- in-law lives and medical aid summoned that could be done to restore consciousness, but without avail, and he gradually ailed and he breathed his last at the hour above stated. For several years he had complained at times of severe headaches, and it is thought that a blood vessel must have burst in the brain causing his fall and subsequent death. Mr Scramling was born in Charleston Michigan May 11 1841, and in 1850 came to this county with his parents. In June 1861 he enlisted in Co. H 76th Ill. Inf. and went to the front. He served with his regiment through the war, and at Ft. Blakely was wounded in the right arm. At the close of the war he returned here and tok a position as a clerk in Paterson's hardware department learning the tinner's trade. In 1871 he formed a partnership withWm. Astle in the hardware business. Later the partnership ended and Mr. Scramlin went into the same business in Grant Park, remaining there seven years; he thentraveled for two years for the Temple Pump Co. Hw then engaged in farming, which he followed untill 1888, when he moved into town. During his long residence in this city he made many friends who deeoly regret his sudden death. He was a successful man in business as well as in farming, and only gave up the latter when compelled to do so on account of the weight of years and ill health. On October 3, 1872 Mr Scramlin was married to Miss Mary Lamport. To them one daughter was born, Lura M., the wife of J. Sanstrom. The wife also survives him. Mr. Scramlin was a Mason, being a charter member of the Grant Parl lodge, and was also a member of Worcester Post, No. 627 G. A. R In his death these societies have lost a most consistent , and valued member. The funeral services will be held from his residence on West Forth street tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Note: From: Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee Co., IL, Lake City P
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