Biography of Elias Magruder (1833- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co.,
1888), p. 573.
Elias MAGRUDER, dealer in hardware, furniture,
agricultural implements and also undertaker's goods, in Whiteside, was born February 20,
1833, in Henry County, Ky., and is the son of Alpheus and Sallie (MARTINIE) MAGRUDER,
whose sketch appears, in that of David MAGRUDER. Elias was the second child born to his
parents. He received his education in the old subscription schools, and came to Lincoln
County with his parents. In 1856 he married Miss Nancy HARDESTY, a native of this county,
and to this union were born four children, three sons and one daughter. After marriage Mr.
MAGRUDER moved to his present farm, where he has resided ever since. In 1884 he was chosen
business, manager of the Grange Store at Argentville, and held the position two years. In
1886 he opened his present store, being one, of the leading merchants of Whiteside. Beside
this he owns 176 acres of good land. He is a Democrat, though not an active politician,
and has been a peace-loving man all his life, never having a law-suit and was but once on
the witness stand. He and wife, are members of the Baptist Church.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Phyllis Lake, 21 October 1998. Link change or
update: 23 May 2000
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