John W Halliday
Posted By: Tina Keister (email)
Date: 1/18/2006 at 13:27:11
John W Halliday, merchant, Boonesboro, was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, September 15, 1828, his parents emigrated from Scotland in the spring of 1828, and when he was about six years of age they died, and young Halliday was raised by an uncle, when seventeen years of age he learned the shoemaker's trade at Senecaville, Ohio, and followed the same as his principal business until 1879, when he entered into the general merchandise business under the firm name of Halliday & Ellis, he worked at his trade in different places in Ohio until 1853, when he came to Iowa, remaining here for one year, and was then called to attend his sick uncle, who had brought him up, in 1856 he came to Boonesboro, where he remained a short time and then moved to Webster City, living there until 1866, and then returned here, he had very limited educational advantages in childhood, but perceiving the necessity of a thorough knowledge, he used every effort and acquired a fair education, he has been town clerk for two years, trustee for two years, and a member of the city council for several years, January 25, 1854 he married Miss Caroline Stenger, of Ohio, they have two children: Orlando J and Joseph F, have lost one son: Harry and one daughter Mary
From the 1880 Boone County History Book
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