Orlando J Halliday
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 02:12:33
Orlando J Halliday is a native of Jonesville, Ohio, his birth having occurred there on October 22, 1855. His parents becoming residents of Boonesboro, he attended the public schools there, thus acquiring an education which fitted him for lifeís practical and responsible duties. In the spring of 1875 he engaged in the grocery business in Ogden, Iowa, where he remained for two and one half years and then sold out, removing to Colorado in 1878. While in the west he prospected in the silver mines for three years and on the expiration of that period returned to Boone where he engaged in the grocery business with his father. He has since continued in this line of trade, the store comprising both a grocery and dry goods department. A liberal patronage is accorded by reason of the honorable business methods of the proprietors, there earnest desire to please their patrons and their uniform courtesy and reliability.
On March 25, 1880, Orlando J Halliday was married to Rosetta James, who was born in Marietta, Iowa, in may 1856, a daughter of Henry and Frances (Farr) James, both of whom were natives of England and are now deceased. Six children have come to the home of our subject and his wife: J Farr who was born October 25, 1881, and is now employed in his fatherís store, William who was born April 23, 1883, Calla who was born July 31, 1889, John born in September 1891 and Gail and Lucy.
The family holds membership in the Baptist church and Mr Halliday has membership relations with the Knights of Pythias, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Foresters. He exercises his right of franchise in support of men and measures of the Republican party and for twelve years has been secretary of the school board. He takes a deep and active interest in every movement for the benefit of his city, and his efforts in its behalf have resulted largely in promoting its progress.
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