Biography - Moses Lingle
MOSES LINGLE, farmer and fruit grower, P. O. Jonesboro. Our subject was born February 15, 1829, in Union County, Ill. His father was John Lingle, of German descent, a farmer by occupation, and one of the pioneers of this county. He was married, to Elizabeth Cruse, also of German descent. She was the mother of eleven children, of whom our subject Moses, was the youngest. Both Mr. and Mrs. Lingle are now dead and lie buried in this county. Our subject was educated in this county, and here he was also married, September 6, 1860, to Miss Emily J. Flaugh, who was also born in this county June 3, 1842, and is a daughter of Christian G. and Nancy A. (Mcintosh) Flaugh. She is the mother of eight children now living, viz.: Dora A., born July 15, 1861; Clara O., born February 28, 1863; Mary E., born March 11, 1865; Robert A., born September 7, 1867; Minnie I., born January 14, 1871; John W., born November 2, 1876; Lelia E., born February 20, 1879, and Christine E., born October 6, 1881. Mr. and Mrs. Lingle are members of the Baptist Church. He has a farm of 140 acres, a part of which is devoted to fruit-raising. Mr. Lingle has been a School Director for fifteen years and in politics he is identified with the Democratic party.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 106.