Cover: Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties
1891 Portrait and Biographical Record:
Robert M. Peadro


ROBERT M. PEADRO, attorney-at-law, has successfully engaged in the practice of his profession in Sullivan since 1882, and has won for himself a prominent place at the Moultrie County bar. Although a native of Campbell County, Ky., he has been a resident of Illinois since his boyhood, his parents having located in Moultrie County at an early day. His father, B. G. Peadro, made a settlement in Whitley Township, where he engaged in farming until his death, which occurred in April, 1887, at the age of about sixty-five years. He was one of the prominent citizens of the community and his ability well enabled him to be a leader of the people. He was well educated, was one of the best authorities on history in Illinois and owned a very fine library, containing the works of the best authors, with whom he was very familiar. In politics he was a Democrat and in religious belief was a Baptist. His wife, whose maiden name was Catherine Stillwell, still survives him and makes her home on the old farm. She has been a life-long member of the Baptist Church and is beloved by all who know her. In the family were the following children: O. L., a farmer of Whitley Township, this county; E. C., a breeder of fine blooded stock in Whitley Township; and John J., who is now studying law with our subject. With one exception all of these gentlemen have taught in the public schools of this county.

Robert Peadro, whose name heads this sketch, was one of the successful educators of the county for several years and has ever been a friend to the interests of the school. At about the time he attained his majority he began the study of law with the prominent attorney, Horace S. Clarke, of Mattoon, and after two years was admitted to the bar in 1875. After a short time spent in Mattoon, he went to Texas and engaged in the practice of his profession at Round Rock, Williamson County, for five years. He was prospering in that locality, having an excellent practice, but as he did not wish to rear his family in that State, he returned to Illinois and established an office in Sullivan.

In Moultrie County Mr. Peadro was united in marriage with Miss Lucretia B. Harbaugh, daughter of David Harbaugh, who is mentioned in the sketch of Frank M. Harbaugh, on another page of this work. She was reared near Sullivan and educated in the city schools, after which she became a teacher, following that profession for some years. A lady of culture and refinement, she moves in the highest social circles and has many friends among the best citizens of this community. In the household are two children, Earl and Bernice.

In his political affiliations Mr. Peadro is a stanch Democrat and is now occupying the position of City Treasurer, the duties of which office he discharges faithfully and well. He possesses business ability of a high order and the foremost place which he has won at the bar is well merited by his talents. He has a wide reputation as a councilor and is rapidly acquiring a very extensive practice, which yields him a good income. He has one of the finest and largest law libraries in the city and few men are better read in any profession than is Mr. Peadro in that which he has chosen for his life work.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, 1891 - p. 522/523

Transcription copyright 2003/2007, Moultrie County ILGenWeb/USGenWeb