On Frank's WWI reg, he states father b Putnam Co IL
Putnam Co IL John Carothers
Page 644 Hennepin Township
Mr. Carothers is superintendent of the Putnam county poor house which he manages to the satisfaction of those concerned. He was born in Canada in 1825 and moved to Boston, Mass., where he lived several years, emigrating to Putnam county in 1866. In 1859 he married Mary Ann Buchanan of Boston, to whom one child, James A., was born. Mr. C. and wife are members of the M. E. church. Mr. C. attends the county farm of thirty acres paying a rental of $155 yearly, and furnishes the paupers board at an agreed on price, the county providing suitable quarters.