Biography - Archibald McNaughton

ARCHIBALD McNAUGHTON, merchant tailor, Anna. Among the energetic, active and highly respected business men of Anna, who have carved out a successful career in life by their indomitable will and enterprise, is Mr. Archibald McNaughton, whose name stands at the head of this sketch. He is a native of Scotland, and was born May 6, 1849. He was educated in the schools of his native country, and when but twelve years of age, was apprenticed to learn the trade of tailor. He came to America with his father and settled in Washington County, Ohio, where he remained until 1871, when he removed to Anna, and engaged in work at his trade as a journeyman. In 1873, he opened a tailor shop on his own account, and subsequently added a stock of clothing, etc., as his means would allow. By dint of close application to business, his uniform courtesy and affability toward his customers, and strict economy, he has won a well merited success, and has now the largest and best selected stock of goods of his line in the town. He carries a full and complete stock of clothing, hats, caps and gents' furnishing goods, and by his honor and business integrity has the confidence of all who deal with him. Mr. McNaughton's father was born in 1795, and died in Union County, Ill., January 14, 1883. His wife, Euphemia McNaughton {subject's mother), was a native of Scotland, and died in that country; she was the mother of eleven children, of whom only two are now living, viz.: William, a farmer in Washington County, Ohio, and our subject. The latter was married in Anna, in 1874, to Miss Anna Craver, a native of this county, and a daughter of Levi Craver. Mr. and Mrs. McNaughton have three children, two of whom are living — Elizabeth and Euphemia. They are connected with the M. E. Church, and he is a member of the Knights and Ladies of Honor, and a Republican in politics.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 78.

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