FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 685-686.

          Chalon G. Cloud, banker of McLeansboro, was born December 24 1846, the son of A. G. Cloud, whose sketch see elsewhere. He was reared to manhood here, and educated at Asbury University (now DuPaw), Greencastle, Ind., graduating in l870. He was trained in his fatherís mercantile business, and in the spring of 1871 graduated from Nelsonís Business College, Cincinnati. In 1871 he established his present banking business. His elegant banking house, completed in the spring of 1882, and the Cloud residence, adjoining, on the southwestern corner of the public square, are the handsomest and best buildings of the kind in southern Illinois. April 18, 1883, he married Emma E. Blades, of this county. He is a Democrat.

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