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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of John Wallace Mulliken

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


JOHN WALLACE MULLIKEN was born in Steuben County, N. Y., march 9, 1849, the son of Albert and Susan (COOK) MULLIKEN, both of whom were natives of Steuben County, N. Y., the mother’s birthplace being Canisteo. His parents came to Champaign when he was six years old and here the subject of this sketch attended the public schools until he was thirteen years of age. He then worked on a farm for two months; but later retired from agricultural pursuits and in 1863 engaged in the furniture manufacturing business with a Mr. Walker. He continued as an employee until March, 1877, when he was admitted to partnership, the firm name being changed to Walker & Mulliken, by which name it is still known.

Mr. Mulliken has been a member of the Independent Order of Foresters since about 1871, was a charter member of the Knights of Pythias, and of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, and Commandery of the Masonic Fraternity. Politically he supports the Republican party.

The marriage of Mr. Mulliken took place September 10, 1876, when he was united to Miss Josephine M. DANFORTH, a daughter of David and Phoebe (GLEASON) DANFORTH. Two children have been born to them: Albert, and Phoebe. The son is now engaged in the practice of law at Champaign, Ill. The daughter was married in September, 1904, to Ellsworth P. STAREY, and they reside at Seattle, Wash.

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