J F Halliday
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 02:11:39
J F Halliday, who is well known as an enterprising and progressive merchant of Boone, was born on February 12, 1859, in Boonesboro and its schools afforded him his early educational privileges. Throughout his entire business career he has been connected with mercantile interests. In 1875 he accepted a clerkship in the dry goods store of L D Cook & Company, of Boonesboro, where he remained for three years. He then went to Missouri Valley, where he continued for a short time, after which he became a resident of Boone and spent a year and a half as a salesman in the dry goods store owned by W T Wilson. He was next connected with Henry James, and on severing his connection with that gentleman, engaged in business with J R Patterson under the firm name of Patterson & Halliday. In 1888 he removed to Perkins county, Nebraska, where he was engaged in the farming business for four years, after which he went to Grant, Nebraska and devoted his energies to conducting a hotel. He was also in a hardware store there until 1897 when he returned to Boonesboro and became associated with his brother in the grocery business. After two years, however he entered the dry goods business in connection with is father under the firm name of Halliday & Company. Mr Halliday has a genial, pleasant manner, which renders him popular as a salesman and has contributed in no small degree to his success.
Our subject married Lottie Bascom, who was born in Boone county a daughter of Charles and Frances (Burton) Bascom. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias fraternity, and is a popular and highly esteemed citizen having large circle of friends in this his native county.
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