Biography - William Tripp
WILLIAM K. TRIPP, farmer, P. O. was born in this county October 31, 1858. He is a grandson of William Tripp, who came to this county when it was quite new, and here he endured the privations of pioneer life, and deserves great credit for his share in the struggles in this new country. His son, Thomas Tripp, was born April 21, 1830, in this county, and died here January 29, 1871. He was a farmer by occupation, and was married in this county to Miss Lydia L. Hargrave, who was born here July 25, 1835. She is a daughter of Kenneth and Clara (Zimmerman) Hargrave. Mrs. Tripp is the mother of three children now living — Mary M., William K. (our subject) and Erastus M. Thomas Tripp is well remembered by all of his old neighbors, and his memory is cherished by the many friends who mourn his death. His two sons have managed the farm since then, and now control 365 acres. Our subject is a member of the Democratic party, as was also his father.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 114-115.