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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of William Henry Munhall

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


WILLIAM HENRY MUNHALL, a well-known resident of Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois, who is engaged in the printing and publishing business, was born July 26, 1850, at Brownsville, Ohio. He is a son of Rev. William MUNHALL, a native of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Dorothy F. (JACKSON) Munhall, who was born in England. His paternal grandfather was Thomas MUNHALL, born in Ireland, who married a native of Pennsylvania, and his maternal grandfather was James JACKSON, born in England, who married an English lady.

Mr. Munhall's parents moved from Cambridge, Ohio, to Urbana, Ill., in October, 1854. The father died in Cleveland, Ohio, in March, 1864, and the mother passed away at Urbana, Ill., in January, 1881. At the latter place, and in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Munhall received his early mental training, after which he learned the printer's trade. He came to Champaign in 1865, and was employed as a dry-goods clerk for five years. In 1870 he entered the Gazette printing office, where he remained for twenty-eight years, at the expiration of this long service establishing the Munhall Printing House, with which he is still connected and in which his capacity and energy have won success.

On November 22, 1874, Mr. Munhall was married to Margaret W. HULBERT, who was born in Sherburne, N. Y., and received her girlhood mental training in Champaign, Ill. Eight children have blessed their home, namely: Grace Mae, Dorothy, Charles Scott, William, Ada, Hazel, Maurice and Mildred.

Politically, the subject of this sketch upholds the principles of the Republican party. Fraternally, he is identified with the Knights of Pythias.

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