John Deady. Identified with the same line of business for thirty years, John Deady is widely known to the implement trade, and since igog has conducted a thriving enterprise at his present location at Troy. Mr. Deady was born in Hardin county, Ohio, April 7, 1863, a son of John and Anna (Davis) Deady. His father, who joined the Union army in 1861, as an infantry volunteer from Ohio, saw nearly three years of service during the Civil war, and after receiving his honorable discharge, in 1864, came to Troy, where he established himself in business as a contractor, a line which he followed throughout his career. He and his wife were the parents of nine children, of whom five are still living: Joseph, William, George, Minnie and John. John Deady received a public school education at Troy, and as a young man moved to Casstown, where he embarked in the threshing business. For seven years he operated his machine on farms in various parts of this section, and then retired from that line of endeavor to embark in the implement business. In one way or another he has been associated with the sale of implements and machinery for over thirty years, and there are few men better informed in this line than he. In 1909 he opened his present establishment at Troy, and here has built up a large and representative patronage, for whose custom he carried a complete and up-to-date line of implements, machinery, etc. Mr. Deady is a good business man who maintains a policy of fair dealing and honorable representation and who has made his name synonymous in business circles with integrity. He is a popular member of the local lodges of the Masons, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. As a citizen he has supported all worthy civic enterprises, and during the war period was a liberal contributor to war movements. Mr. Deady married Molly, daughter of Jacob Easty, of Huntington, Ind., who died leaving two children: Clara, the wife of Kenneth McClure, of Bellefontaine, and Carleton, who is associated with his father in business. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Deady was united in marriage with Minna, daughter of Linley Clark, of Clinton county, Ohio.

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