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Andrew Fay
Andrew FAY, one the the enterprising and well-known citizens of Kenosha County, who is engaged in farming on section 33, Wheatland Township, claims Ohio as the State of his nativity. He was born in Cuyahoga County, on the 4th of February 1833, and belongs to the same family of which Lyman and George FAY, who are represented elsewhere in this work, are members. With his parents he came to Wisconsin in an early day, and amid the scenes of pioneer life was reared to manhood. In the common schools of the neighborhood he acquired his education, and upon the farm was early inured to hard labor. After attaining to mature years, Mr. FAY left the parental roof and made a home for himself. As a helpmate and companion on life's journey, he chose Miss Cynthia M. NEWBURY, the union being celebrated on the 31st of December 1858. The lady was a native of Racine County, and a daughter of Jonathan and Nancy (SHOWERS) NEWBURY, who were of German extraction. Two children, daughters, graced this union: Ida R. and Mina E. The latter is now the wife of Herman ELFERS, a farmer of Salem Station. In 1882 Mr. FAY was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, who died on the 25th of May of that year. She was a lady of many excellencies of character, a faithful friend, a kind and loving wife and mother, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. On the 12th of February 1883, Mr. FAY was again married, [p 585] his second union being with Harriet M. BRAINERD, daughter of Elmo and Beulah (BRAINERD) BRAINERD, who was of English extraction. The lady was born in Racine County 14 January 1844. Mr. FAY has been quite successful in all of his business undertakings, and is now the owner of a beautiful farm of fifty-four acres, which is under a high state of cultivation and well improved with good buildings. The well-tilled fields and neat appearance of the place, which will bear close inspection at every point, denotes the thrift and industry of the owner. By continued labor, enterprise and the exercise of correct business principles, his success has been achieved. For ten years he also engaged in running a threshing machine. In political sentiment, he is a supporter of Republican principles, and keeps well informed concerning the issues of the day, but has never sought or desired the honors or emoluments of public office. He is a man of sterling worth, and a valued citizen, who takes an active and commendable interest in all that pertains to the upbuilding of the community and the promotion of the general welfare.
Portrait and Biographical Album, Racine and Kenosha Counties., Wisconsin - Lake City Publishing Company, 1892 - p 584-585
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