Albert D. Toner
The subject of our sketch is the youngest son of Samuel and Annie Toner, and was born June 30, 1834, in
His father and family came to this county in 1842, and settled in Union Township, where he resided until the
time of his death. Mr. Toner has ten brothers and sisters, of whom only John, Edward and Andrew are living.
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 ],
He is a man of much public spirit, and is doing a great deal for public
improvements in the way of ditching, and putting up buildings, straightening roads,
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