Farmer and stockman, Greenbush Township, Warren County, Ill., (postoffice address, Avon), is a son of John Rubart, who died December 30th, 1872, and whose funeral on January 1st, 1873, aged 75 years, 5 months and 9 days, is a landmark in local history. Mrs. Rubart died April 21, 1902, aged seventy-four years and six months. She and other members of her family are referred to in a biographical sketch of another of her sons, in which is set forth the genealogy of several members of the family in both lines of descent.

Benjamin Walter Rubart was born in Warren County, January 17, 1858, and was educated in the district schools of Greenbush Township. He has been a busy farmer ever since he was old enough to plow, and for the past fifteen years has had the management of 223 acres of the Rubart homestead, which comprises altogether 303 acres. He has farmed on scientific principles and has achieved noteworthy success in the production of general crops as well as in the management of various business in­ terests and has given a good deal of attention to stock-raising. As a Republican he wields considerable influence in the political affairs of his township, and he has been called to tlie office of Clerk of the School Board.

He has the interests of his community and tlie county at large in constant consideration, and is ready at all times to do anything in his power to further any movement which, in his good judgment, promises to benefit his fellow-citizens. He is a member of the Christian Church and is a liberal contributor to the support of its varied interests.

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