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Transcribed biography of Frank L. Faley

FRANK L. FALEY - Was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on April 5, 1865, the son of James and Anna (McCoy) Faley, both of whom were natives of County Monaghan, Ireland, and who came to America in 1858, settling in Belleville, New Jersey; they later removed to Jersey City. To their marriage were born the following children: Kate, the wife of Jacob Minneman of Logansport; Anna, the wife of Theodore Kramer; Mary Elizabeth, who is now Mrs. Leo Wolff of Lafayette; and Frank L.

The latter went to Logansport in 1867 with his parents, and remained there until 1885; during this period he was associated with the Barnett Hotel of that place for five years, and then for five years was with the L. D. Bondy Company, dry goods merchants, and the Lowenstine Company. On coming to Valparaiso, he established a gents' furnishings business, which he continued until he opened an insurance office in 1911; he now has one of the most prosperous agencies in point of business in this community. He serves as representative of the Travelers National Surety Company, and many other widely recognized and substantial companies; he writes a general line of insurance, and also deals extensively in real estate.

Mr. Faley was married to Hattie B., daughter of Cyrus and Haniet Leora (Finney) Axe of Valparaiso. Mr. Faley is a member of the Elks, having served as exalted ruler from 1917 to 1918. He is also a member of the K. of P. One of his treasured memories is of his service as a volunteer fireman, serving for more than twenty-five years when there was but little equipment, all of which was drawn by man-power. He was an entrant in the volunteer firemen's foot race during the international meet which was held in August, 1887, at Sarny, Canada.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 238-239

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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