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Charles D. Threlkeld, county superintendent of Franklin County, was born in Marion County, Ind., August 24,1846, the son of William and Mary (Hartsock) Threlkeld, natives of Kentucky. Our subject came to Illinois with his parents in 1857, was reared to manhood in Perry County, and in 1855 came to Franklin County attending Benton Academy, and Ewing College the first years of its existence, preparing himself for the profession, which he has followed ever since with more than ordinary success. He taught two spring terms in his alma mater (Ewing College), and has been principal of Benton High SchooI for two years. In 1877 he was elected to his present position, which he he has efficiently and faithfully filled ever since, excepting one year. April 30, 1872, he married Henrietta Moore of Posey County, Ind. They have two sons and three daughters. He is an unswerving Democrat, a Mason, Odd Fellow and member of the First Baptist Church. He is recognized as one of the leading educators of the county.