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Transcribed biography of Levi F. Bay

LEVI F. BAY is a farmer living in Portage township, Porter county, Indiana; he owns eighty-two acres of land besides controlling one hundred and thirty-two acres. Though he has never been especially active in politics, he is a firm believer in Republican principles and votes the Republican ticket. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Wheeler, Indiana, and is president of the board of trustees of that church. He is also a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers of United States.

He was born in Union township, on April 8, 1863, the son of Cyrus A. and Lucinda (Frame) Bay. Cyrus A. Bay was a native of Pennsylvania, and showed his patriotism by serving his country in the Civil war, enlisting in the Ninety-ninth Regiment of Indiana and serving for a term of three and one half years. A wound in the back which he received in a skirmish was an unpleasant souvenir of this service to his nation. Lucinda Frame, Mr. Bay's mother, was a native of Porter county, Indiana. She and her husband were the parents of six boys and six girls; this was long before the modern days of race suicide.

Levi F. Bay, the seventh of these children, was reared in Porter county, Indiana, being educated in the Wheeler public schools and spending some time in Chicago. He was the first mail carrier of Englewood which is something of a distinction when one considers the astonishing growth of that suburb.

He married Miss Margaret Hammond, of Davenport, Iowa, on July 4, 1898, and came to the farm where he now lives in 1903. He is the father of four children: L. Clyde, a graduate of the Wheeler high school, a student in Valparaiso University, and a teacher in Portage township; Mona M., a student in the Wheeler high school; Levi F. Jr., and Sada M., both students in the district school.

The attractive farmstead of Mr. and Mrs. Bay is called "Bay View Farm" and is located two miles from Wheeler, Indiana. Mr. Bay is an up-to-date farmer and has a five passenger touring car of the Ford pattern. He was a resident of Englewood from 1885 until 1903, and for sixteen years was engaged in the United States mail service, resigning August 30, 1903.

Source: Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. History of Porter County, Indiana: A Narrative Account of its Historical Progress, its People and its Principal Interests. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. 881 p.
Page(s) in Source: 732-733

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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