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James M. Fay
Grand Meadow Twp.

James M. Fay was born in Pennsylvania, June 18, 1845. His father, Alexander Fay, was born in Pennsylvania in 1806, and came to Iowa in 1850, bringing his son, James M., with him, and settling in Grand Meadow Township. He died in 1867. James M. Fay has resided in Grand Meadow Township continously since he came, in 1850. He received a limited education in the ordinary district schools, and has always pursued the occupation of a farmer. He has a fine farm of 200 acres, in section 35, which is in a good state of cultivation. He raises stock and grain of all kinds. He was married to Elizabeth Shriner, July 4, 1868. She was born in Ohio, May 15, 1842. Their union has been blessed with five children-- Franklin A., born March 29, 1869; Charles H., born Sept. 25, 1870; Oliver J., July 2, 1874; George W., Aug. 25, 1877, and Mary E., Oct. 19, 1879.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 827
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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