Mr. A. D. Toner commenced business for himself when he was nineteen years old, by
taking charge of his father's farm of eighty acres, providing for his parents while they
In a few years he commenced dealing in stock, and after some severe reverses of fortune he commenced to rapidly climb the fortune's ladder, and is now the possessor of some fourteen hundred acres of land, which he has brought up to a high degree of cultivation, also considerable town property in Kewanna and in Marmont [Culver ], Marshall County.
It was mainly through his representations that the Vandalia Company was induced to extend its line northward through this part of the county, and for a year has done everything in his power to assist in the rapid construction of the road.
He is preparing to build the finest hotel in the county, said hotel to be in Kewanna.
Mr. Toner's transactions in live stock have reached, some years, nearly $100,000. He is unmarried, preferring to live a single life. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Kewanna Lodge, No. 546. - -T. B. Helm, F ulton County Atlas, A. L. Kingman, 1883, p. 59