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John Fiero Halladay

John Fiero Halladay

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  • Name John Fiero Halladay  [1
    Born 7 Jul 1845  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 May 1895  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • From the History of Calhoun County Bio of John F. Halladay, page 890

      Few families have been longer and more actively identified with the interests of Calhoun county than the Halladays.  In the present generation the name is most familiarly associated with the flourishing wholesale grocery concern of J.F. Halladay & Son at Battle Creek, but back in the pioneer times the men of this name were also widely known as successful farmers and land owners.  Calvin Halladay, the grandfather of the late John F. Halladay, was the founder of the family in this county, and was the original owner of an entire section of land in Bedford township, where by his enterprise and pioneer endeavor he helped promote the material development of this county out of the conditions of the wilderness.  One of his sons was James C. Halladay, who died at Battle Creek in 1872, and he in turn was the father of John F. Halladay.  At his death on May 8, 1895, John F. Halladay had attained conspicuous business success and a place of high honor among his associates and in the community.  Fifty years of age when his career closed, he was born in Battle Creek in 1845.  After a few years spent in school he began the serious work of life at an early age, both in the fields on his father's farm and in his brick yard.  He was still a youth when he and his brother, Austin S. engaged in the retail grocery business, with which he was identified for thirteen years.  In 1882 he became the representative for the sale of the Standard Oil Company's products in this territory, and continued in this business until his death.  In 1885 he established the wholesale grocery which has had such an important position in the larger trade of Battle Creek for over a quarter of a century, and he himself was the active head of the business until his death.  The original location of this establishment was at 41 East Main street.  By legitimate and honorable business methods he acquired material independence, and throughout his career had a reputation for just and considerate dealings with all men.  He was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal church, and his politics was Republican.  A charter member and prominent in the Knights of Pythias lodge, he served as representative to the grand lodge.  His wife, whose maiden name was Caroline M. Squire, a daughter of Daniel Squire, died on May 8, 1896, just one year after her husband and within fifteen minutes of the same hour as his death occurred.  They were the parents of two children: Frank E., whose sketch is given below (see #670); and Blanche E., the wife of Hilliard Lyle, of Detroit.
    Person ID I3942  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Walter Halladay, cir 1640, Decendants of William Halladay, 1677/1678-1764
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 

    Father Ancestors James Calvin Halladay,   b. 29 Nov 1804, Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1875, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Ann Fiero,   b. 23 Mar 1807, Katsbaan,Ulster,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1875, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 10 Jan 1828  Geneva,Ontario,New York,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Caroline M. Squier,   b. 17 Oct 1843, Rochester,Oakland,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1896, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1864  Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Frank Ellsworth Halladay,   b. 16 Jun 1866, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1949  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +2. Blanche A. Halladay,   b. 7 Jan 1877, Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1961, Los Angeles,Los Angeles,California,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F1688  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jul 1845 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Oct 1864 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Frank Ellsworth Halladay - 16 Jun 1866 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Blanche A. Halladay - 7 Jan 1877 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1895 - Battle Creek,Calhoun,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S36] ANDERSON.GED, Frank R. Anderson (deceased), (Bedford, IN, Frank Anderson, 1002 25th ST., P.O. Box 8, Bedford, IN 47421, GEDCOM file created by FTW version 4.0, 7 Aug 1998) (Reliability: 3).
      Date of Import: 19 Sep 1998

    2. [S221] US Census - 1870, July 23, State of Mich., Calhoun Co., 3rd Ward city of Battle Creek Post Office: Battle Creek, John G. Harris, Ass't Marshal, page 4, Line 28, Dwelling #32 Family #32 (Reliability: 3).
      Age 26 Living in parents boarding house

    3. [S40] Calhoun County, MI - Marriages, (Calhoun Marriages from Genweb site), Halladay_J (Reliability: 3).