Frank Marion Ramey, one of the leading lawyers of Montgomery County, is located at Hillsboro, although his practice extends over a much wider territory. He was horn at Hillsboro where he has always resided, and he was graduated from the Hillsboro High school in 1900. He is a son of James Thomas and Mary Ann (Ammerman) Ramey, natives of Virginia, but residents of Kentucky at the time of the family migration to Illinois when location was made near old Van Burensburg. Later the Ramey moved to Springfield, and thence to Hillsboro, where they spent the balance of their lives. The father was a laboring man, and he industriously followed various avocations. He was a soldier during the Civil War, enlisting in Company C. Twenty-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served for four years, being captured at Franklin, Tenn., six months before the close of the war, and confined at Andersonville prison, until peace was declared. He died in 1913, aged seventy-four years and the mother died in 1906, aged fifty-two years. Their children who lived to maturity were: Mary, who is the wife of B. F. Satterlee; Roland; Tony; Flora, who married L. H. Barry; Delia, who is the wife of Allen Bush; Frank M.; Margaret, who is the wife of Charles Pullen: Jesse M., who lives at Hillsboro: and Edward, who lives at Winnipeg, Canada. The paternal grandfather was Thomas Ramey, a native of Virginia, who died in that state, having had the following children: Frank, James, Thomas and George and the maternal grandfather was Henry Ammerman.
Taken From: Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois Vol II - Montgomery County (1918)
Frank M. Ramey taught school for three years following his own graduation, and studied law at the same time, being admitted to the bar in December, 1907, at Mt. Vernon. Ill. Immediately thereafter he opened an office at Hillsboro, and has continued in practice ever since. In politics he is a Republican, and he served as city treasurer and city attorney for six years. Mr Ramey is a self-made man, having achieved success through his own efforts, is a successful lawyer and is deservedly popular. Genial and affable, he has a host of personal friends whom he has won by his many admirable characteristics, and the confidence of the public, the bench and the bar, through his integrity and straightforwardness in his professional life.