Engineer at the city pumping station; Monmouth; is active in local politics as a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. As a tool-dresser he was long in the employ of the Weir Plow Company, and for four or five years had charge of the machinery at the Mon­ mouth Mining and Manufacturing Company. He has been a city employe since May, 1900. He was born in Scotland in 1850, a son of William and Margaret (Patterson) Torrance. Their

son Thomas grew up and was educated in Muhlenburg County, Ky., and there became a stationary engineer. He has lived in Mon­ mouth since 1879 and married, in Knox County, in 1887, Julia Irene Child, daughter of Erastus and Rachel Child, natives of New York, who were pioneers of Knox County. Ill., and now live in Iowa. They have one child, Mabel Irene Torranee, born August 29, 1890.


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