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Biography of the Hon. William C. Reno

Hon. William C. Reno...son of Jonathan and Louisa (Thornton) Reno, both natives of east Tennessee, father born in 1811, the mother in 1813...William Reno grew to manhood in Browning township, spent a year traveling through Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado, and on his return was married to Rebecca A. Wallace of Browning township, in 1860...In 1880, he was elected Representative to the State Legislature, and served one term of two years, having been elected on the Democratic ticket...He has been Justice of the Peace for Browning township for the last sixteen years, and has represented his township on the board of Supervisors for five or six years, and has held the various offices of the county...The Reno family are of French ancestry on the father's side and of Welsh and Dutch on the mother's. The family was established in America five generations ago and all were given to agricultural pursuits. His father was a soldier in the Black Hawk war.

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  • Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois. Containing Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Leading Citizens (Chicago: Biographical Review Publishing Co, 1892) 563-564.

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