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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography - Fielding Brownfield

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois," by J. O. Cunningham, 1905


FIELDING BROWNFIELD was born in Somers Township, Champaign County, at the head of Big Grove, March 21, 1841. His early education was acquired in the public schools and subsequently he engaged in farming, which branch of industry he has followed ever since, in connection with owning and operating a threshing machine, corn sheller and wood saw, all being operated by steam power. In politics he is a stanch Democrat, and in his religious views a Universalist.

Mr. Brownfield was married March 7, 1867, to Miss Mary Malvina CALLOWAY, a daughter of John and Lucinda (ROSE) CALLOWAY. Nine children have been born to them, namely: Ellen (Mrs. J. B. CORSEN); Lester P.; Clara, who lives in Decatur; Celia May (Mrs. Edward KIRBY, of Stanton); Jessie Ann (Mrs. Walter DILLMAN), who also resides in Stanton; Ruth A. (Mrs. Hosea KIRBY); Arthur D., who lives at home; Roy Roscoe, a resident of Stanton; and Lieu, who died at the age of six months.

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