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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography - Henry Trevett

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois with Illustrations," 1878


HENRY TREVETT - The present Mayor of Champaign City, and a prominent and enterprising merchant, was born in Cook county, Illinois, and was the third child of a family of four, of Oliver and Sarah (HAYWOOD) TREVETT. His father was born in Albany, New York, and was descended from a French family. His mother was a native of England, and was born in Clare. Oliver TREVETT participated in the Black Hawk War, and his paternal grandfather was a surgeon in the Revolutionary army. The boyhood of young Trevett was passed in his native county, where he enjoyed the advantages afforded by excellent public schools. When about fourteen years of age, his father removed to Champaign county, his mother having died while he was yet an infant. Shortly after his arrival he engaged to work in a hardware store as clerk. For the succeeding ten years he diligently devoted himself to the interests of his employers, at the expiration of which time, he engaged in the same line of business for himself, and which he still continues to follow. He married November 4th, 1869, Miss Mary S. MARCY, a daughter of John S. and Sophia (VOSE) MARCY, who were natives of Vermont and New Hampshire, respectively. Mrs. Trevett was born in the former state. They have had three children, Kate, Harry MARCY, and Mary. Mr. Trevett has filled several public positions in his city. He was first elected to fill an unexpired term as alderman, and subsequently elected for a full term. He was then elected Mayor of the city, a position he now fills most acceptably to the citizens. He is a man of integrity and perseverance. He possesses good business qualifications, which he assiduously devotes to advancing his interests. He has the well-merited confidence and esteem of the entire community.

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