WILLIAM M. CASE is numbered among the prominent farmers and stock raisers of Jackson township, where he owns a pleasant and attractive homestead farm. He was born one mile north of Sullivan October 28, 1864, a son of William F. and Jane C. (Boone) Case. When he had reached the age of eighteen years he started out in life for himself, working as a farm hand for one year, and then going to Sumner county, Kansas, he spent one year there, after which he returned to his home and attended school during one winter and superintended his father's farm until he was twenty-two. He was married at that time and rented a farm in Greene county for one season, after which he returned to Sullivan county and farmed rented land until he purchased eighty acres where he now lives in 1895. He has since been engaged in general farming, and has also added to his original purchase until he now owns about one hundred and eighty-five acres of rich and fertile land, while in addition to this he has also become the owner of a dwelling house and a business building in Hymera and valuable residence property in Martinsville, Illinois. His stock is of a high grade, consisting of Shropshire sheep, of which he has about eighty-two head, and horses and cattle, usually raising from four to ten head of horses and about twenty head of cattle. Jackson township numbers him among her leading agriculturists.

On the 28th of October, 1886, Mr. Case was united in marriage to Marietta, a daughter of Samuel F. and Mary (Snowden) Badders, and they have become the parents of four children, but the first born died in infancy, and Clarence, the second, is also deceased. Cecile and Floyd are both at home and attending school. Mr. Case is independent in his political affiliations.