Cover: Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties
1891 Portrait and Biographical Record:
John T. Loving


JOHN T. LOVING. We are pleased to mention among the prominent families of Dora Township, Moultrie County, the Loving family, which has been, in its various members, identified with the interests of this county for many years. A brother of our subject appears in another biographical sketch in the pages of this Record and the one of whom we now write, who is the Supervisor of the township, residing on section 22, dates his residence in the county from the year 1867. He is a son of Jasper D. and Maria J. (Messer) Loving and was born in McLean County, April 19, 1863, being upon the same day when his grandfather, Taylor Loving, expired. Fuller details of the history of the family reaching back to previous generations will be found in the biography of Frank M. Loving.

Our subject was but four years old when the family came to Moultrie County, and here he received his education in the district schools and grew up to undertake the arduous but pleasant pursuit of a farmer. Laura F. Harper was the maiden name of the lady who united her fortunes with his in marriage, December 29, 1881. She is a daughter of David and Mary Ann (McMullen) Harper and was born in Ross County, Ohio, December 18, 1864. She made the acquaintance of our subject while on a visit to Moultrie County, and they were married after her return to Madison County, Ohio. They have had one son, Clyde, who was taken from their arms by death at the age of twenty-two months.

Mr. Loving owns eighty acres of laud, the same being a portion of the old homestead. In the spring of 1884 he removed to Montgomery County, Kan., where he remained until 1889, when he returned to Illinois, although he still retains his ownership in the eighty acres of land which he acquired while there. He has made all the improvements which have been placed upon his home farm, and his residence is a pleasant one and delightfully situated. In political matters he is independent of party ties and is now serving his second term as Supervisor. Both he and his good wife are prominent members of the Christian Church in which they are counted as faithful helpers.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, 1891 - p. 383/384

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