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Oliver J. Feay


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner (email)
Date: 2/21/2004 at 17:03:15

Oliver J. Feay, a hard working and prosperous farmer of Centennial township,
was born in McGregor, IA July 5, 1861, and is a son of Henry Feay, who was
German born and bred, and followed the carpenter trade as his life work. Young
Oliver was educated and trained to his father's trade in his native community.
In the spring of 1882 he began for himself as a journeyman carpenter, and for
some thirteen years was entirely engaged in that line. In 1895 he made his
appearance in Lyon County and was so pleased with the promise of the beautiful
wilderness that he changed his occupation and became a farmer, a step that has
been abundantly justified by the results.

Mr. Feay was married December 12, 1896 to Miss Lena Nelson, who was born in
Lincoln county, South Dakota, May 25, 1872. there have come three children to
bless this union; Henry S., Carrie M. and Alick N., - all of whom were born in
Lyon County.

Mr. Feay is a Democrat, and has won his very creditable position which he
holds in social and business circles by hard and unremitting labor and
constant toil, as well as persistent economy and wise planning. At the present
time he rents a magnificent estate of four hundred and eight acres, well
fitted out with good buildings, farm machinery and fine stock. He is one of
the leading citizens of the county, and has done much to promote its

Source: Remember the Past Build For the Future 1871-1972; Larchwood, Iowa

Lyon co. IAGenWeb

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