History of Wallace Township, LaSalle County, Il
From: History of LaSalle County, Illinois
By: Michael Cyprian O'Byron
The Lewis Pullishing Company
Chicago and New York 1924

This township was formed in 1868, prior to which year it had been a part of Dayton Township. The township officials elected in 1868 were: Supervisor, Michael Conway; clerk, W. B. Sampson; assessor, Jerry Maher; collector, James Burke; highway commissioners, John Begley, John Fennessy, A. S. Black. If justices of peace were chosen at this election their names failed of official record. In 1910 official census returns gave to the township 568 population, and the 1920 census records 616.

The first farm development enterprise in the township is supposed to have been initiated by a man named Murphy, on section 34. Thomas Robinson came here in 1838, John Morrifi in 1840,. Samuel Black and Nathan Scofield in 1848. Other early settlers were Frank Fairfield, Nathan Hull, B. G. Fulton, John Kaifrey, Jerry Wood, and David Conger.


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