Nathan 0. Caswell, one of Delavan’s prosperous and esteemed business men, was born in Tazewell County, June 4, 1862, and obtained his education in the public and high schools of Delavan. Upon reaching his majority, he began learning the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for six years, and then engaged in the florist business, to which he has since devoted his entire attention. Starting on a very small scale, he has gradually enlarged his plant until at the present time he has a fine and well equipped greenhouse, supplying every kind of fresh-cut and potted flowers, plants, shrubs, etc.
1886 Mr. Caswell was married, in Pekin, to Miss Harriet A. Laing, and of the four children born of this union, the following three survive: Ethel C., Tina L., and Maud.
William S. Caswell, the father of our subject, was born in Massachusetts, in 1826, and came to Delavan in 1840, being one of the earliest settlers of the town, and made this his home until his death, in 1901. He married Miss Eliza Allen, who was born in New York in 1825. The grandparents of Nathan 0, Caswell were William Caswell, a native of Massachusetts, and Lydia (Williams) Caswell.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 986
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