WILLIAM M. STRINGER, farmer, P. O. Pulaski, was born in Livingston County, Ky., January 3, 1845, to William and Mary Stringer, both of whom still survive, residing in this county. They have two sons and three daughters now living. When our subject was about nineteen years of age, his parents moved to Missouri, where they remained till July, 1862, then came to this county, and have been here ever since. His opportunities for an education were very limited, not getting to attend more than five months during his life. His occupation has always been that of farmer, and he has been successful in his chosen vocation. September 28, 1869, he was married in this county to Mary Jane Kelly. She was born in this county, daughter of Rev. M. B. Kelly, a minister in the Seventh-Day Baptist denomination. Mr. and Mrs. Springer have four children living — Francis M., Nancy Louisa, Annie and L. H. In 1869, he settled on his present farm, which contains 120 acres, seventy of which are in a good state of cultivation. He gives his attention to general farming, fruit and vegetable growing. When first beginning for himself, it was by days' work. By energy and industry, he has made a good farm. He and wife are members of the Seventh-Day Baptist Church. In politics, he is Republican.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 334.