De Witt C Wiley
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/14/2010 at 21:43:46
De Witt C Wiley has for more than two decades represented the Minneapolis & St Louis railway as agent at Pilot Mound and is a highly esteemed and progressive citizen of the town. His birth occurred near Rochester, in Wayne county, New York, December 7, 1855, his parents being Alex and Lucy Wiley, who were likewise natives of the Empire state. The father followed general agricultural pursuits in New York for many years but subsequently removed to Michigan, where spent the remainder of his life, passing away on April 20, 1889. The mother was called to her final rest in 1897.
De Witt C Wiley was reared and educated in the state of his nativity and afterward made his way to Wisconsin, where he learned telegraphy and entered the service of the Wabash Railroad Company, continuing with the corporation form 1882 until 1893. In the latter year he came to Pilot Mound, Boone county, Iowa, and accepted a position as agent with the Minneapolis & St Louis Railway, in which capacity he has ably served throughout the intervening twenty-one years, discharging his duties in a highly satisfactory manner.
On April 11, 1883, Mr Wiley was united in marriage to Miss Anna (Derry) Parker, who was born in Illiopolis, Illinois, until his death in November 1897, while the demise of this wife occurred in August 1907. To Mr and Mrs Wiley has been born one child, Ruby B now seventeen years of age, who is attending school. Mrs Wiley has been twice married and by her first husband had a son and daughter: Fanny E, who died February 6, 1889, when eight years of age, and J C Parker, who is a practicing dentist of Rockwell City, Iowa.
Mr Wiley supports the prohibition party at the polls, believing that the liquor traffic is one of the worst evils with which this country has to contend. He ahs served as a member of the town council and did creditable work in that connection. His religious faith is that of the Methodist church, while fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. He has a wide circle of acquaintance through the community and is best liked where he is best known, a fact indicative of qualities of character that are commendable, ever commanding respect and regard.
1914 Boone County Histoy Book
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