Elmore W. Hurst

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Elmore Wallace Hurst
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Hurst circa 1915
Born(1851-12-06)December 6, 1851
DiedJuly 21, 1915(1915-07-21) (aged 63)

Elmore Wallace Hurst (December 6, 1851 – July 21, 1915) was a Democrat in the Illinois House of Representatives in 1888 and again in 1898.[1][2][3]


Hurst was born on December 6, 1851, in Rock Island, Illinois to William and Anna (Hurlock) Hurst. William and Ann were from Delaware. William Hurst moved to Rock Island in 1837, and was a merchant. On May 29, 1873 he married Harriet M. Fieldand they lived on the corner of Nineteenth Street and Sixth Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois.[2] He died on July 21, 1915 at his home in Rock Island, Illinois.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Elmore W. Hurst Dead. Illinois Democrat Who Was Offered an Ambassadorship". The New York Times. July 22, 1915. Retrieved 2009-01-25. Elmer W. Hurst, one of the wealthiest and best known Democrats in the State, died at his home ...
  2. ^ a b Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, Illinois. 1910. Mr. Hurst was born December 6, 1851, in Rock Island, which city has ever since been his home. His parents were William and Anna (Hurlock) Hurst, both natives of the State of Delaware. The father, who was of English descent, came to Rock Island in 1837, and here he was engaged in mercantile pursuits. ...
  3. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1903,' pg. 344