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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of George W. Markley

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


GEORGE W. MARKLEY, superintendent of bridge construction on the Peoria & Eastern Railroad, a branch of the "Big Four" system, was born in Bucks County, Pa., in 1849, and was educated in the public schools of his native state. On June 15, 1871, he moved to Crawfordsville, Ind., and became identified with bridge and general construction, and in June, 1904, moved from Indiana to Urbana, Ill., where he has since been employed. The department of bridge construction employs about fifty men, and has a lumber yard adjoining, covering 240 by 40 feet. Besides bridge building, water stations, fences, interlocking plants and cattle guards are constructed, and hand cars repaired.

In October, 1882, Mr. Markley married Lucy A. BOND, of Crawfordsville, Ind. He is a Mason of high standing, having taken the 32d degree; is also a member of the B. P. O. E., and a charter member of the Supreme Tribe of Ben Hur.

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