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EDWIN L. FAY
Mr. Fay was born at Barnard, Orange county, Vermont, August 5th, 1849. He is the son of Lorenzo D. and Lavinia B. Fay, who are natives of Vermont, and are now living at Palatine, Cook county, Illinois. They emigrated to Iowa in 1862, and settled in Butler county, but removed to their present home in 1864. Edwin L. Fay commenced railroading in September, 1867, on the Chicago and Northwestern, and ran upon that road until 1870. In March, 1871, he ran as a brakesman upon the popular "Frisco" road for four months, and then took charge of the yards at Springfield. He next was an "extra" freight conductor for eight months, and was then promoted to the position of a regular conductor on a freight. In March, 1878, he was given a passenger train, as conductor, which responsible position he still holds. Mr. Fay was married on the 27th of August, 1878, to Miss Dot Kern, of St. James, Missouri. This union has been blest with three children, two of whom--Edith Grace and Ethel Idelle--are living. Mr. Fay is a member of St. John's Commandery No. 20, Knights Templars, of Springfield; A.O.U.W., Wentworth Lodge No. 114, and the Order of Railway Conductors, Ozark Division No. 30, North Springfield. He was one of the charter members, and was a delegate to the national meeting at Buffalo, New York, in October, 1881, and at St. Paul, in October, 1882.
HISTORY OF GREENE COUNTY (1883)
Posted August 2000