Biography - Charles Hurburgh

CHARLES F. HURBURGH was born in Sweden, Jan. 10, 1872. A year later his parents emigrated, settling at Altona, Ill., where the boy was raised. After finishing public school, he obtained a liberal education at Abingdon Normal College and Knox College, institutions both situated in his home county. From the former institution he was graduated in 1892 and from the latter in 1895.
Mr. Hurburgh has served his county in the capacity of sheriff for the official terms of 1902-04 and 1904-06, having acted as deputy sheriff for two years, 1900 to 1902. Prior to entering the service of Knox county, he held the position of principal of the public schools of Maquon, Ill., from 1895 to 1900. In 1906 Mr. Hurburgh was elected a member of the state legislature and took an efficient part in railway legislation last winter.
Aug. 6, 1903, he was married to Miss Anna Scott at Duncan, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Hurburgh are members of the Congregational Church. He is a popular member of the Galesburgh Business Association.

Extracted 17 Sep 2016 by Norma Hass from the History of the Swedes of Illinois, published in 1908 by Engberg-Holmberg Publishing Company, Part 2, Knox County, pages 30-48.

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