Biography - M Eaves
M. V. EAVES, merchant, Anna, is a native of Union County, Ill., and was born five miles east of Anna, August 28, 1845, and is a son of Judge William and Martha (Williams) Eaves. They had five children, of whom our subject was the youngest. He was brought up on the farm and educated in the common schools of the county. At the age of twenty-two years, he left home and commenced the battle of life for himself; he engaged in clerking in the store of C. M. Willard, at Anna, remaining with him for about two years, when he commenced merchandising on his own account, but after two years went back to his former employer, and after two years more engaged in trading in livestock and grain, and in April, 1878, engaged in his present business in partnership with Mr. Goodman. In 1866, he married Miss Fanny Braiznell, a native of Union County and of English parentage, a daughter of Andrew Braiznell, a native of England. They have one child living — Eva, born in Anna, July 22, 1867, and two children dead. He is a Democrat, a member of the Masonic order, and he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 62.