WALLACE ROYAL HARBOUR
one of the excellent farmers of Perry township, Shelby county, 0. where he owns 139 acres of well improved land, was born in this township, March 19, 1882, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Persinger) Harbour. The father, who was a veteran of the Civil war, died in 1906. He was born in Champaign county but carried on farming in Shelby county for many years and was widely known. He married Elizabeth Persinger, who was born in the latter county and still survives, and they had four children: Charles William Beatty, Elmer E., Harry P. and Wallace Royal.
After his school days were over Wallace Royal Harbour assisted his father until the latter's death, when he inherited sixty-eight acres, and on this land started out for himself. Subsequently he sold that property and then purchased his present farm of 139 acres and here has ever since carried on general farming and moderate stock raising, frequently inaugurating improvements in farm methods and taking the intelligent interest in all that pertains to his business that is the real factor in success in any line.
In June, 1902, Mr. Harbour was married to Miss Edith De Weese, a daughter of Frank and Lottie (Barnes) De Weese. The father of Mrs. Harbour was born in Shelby county and the mother in Logan county. They were substantial people of this county and Mrs. Harbour and her two brothers, both younger, Hamilton and Grover, were all born on the home farm. Mr. and Mrs. Harbour have two very attractive and intelligent daughters, Velma and Lucile. The family belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church at Pemberton. Mr. Harbour belongs to the Quincy lodge of Knights of Pythias, and politically is a republican.