Biography - George Lewey

George W. LEWEY, farmer, P. O. Irving, was born in Montgomery County December 23, 1853, son of Isaac LEWEY, a native of North Carolina. Subject received his early education in the common schools of Montgomery County, and finished at Carthage College; he also took a business course at the commercial College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; from Poughkeepsie he returned home and remained till he was twenty-one years old, assisting his father on the farm; he then began his business career as a merchant in Nokomis, Ill., in partnership with T. H. LANE; at the end of a year, they moved their business to Witt, where they stayed nine months; then removed to Raymond, where they carried on their business successfully for three years; Mr. LEWEY then sold out his share in the business, and bought a livery stable in Raymond; but, after being in the livery business nine months, he sold out and returned to the homestead farm, of which he has full charge and control, his father having retired from active life and moved to the town of Irving; the farm, which is an excellent one, has all the modern improvements. In Montgomery County, in October, 1877, he married Augusta F. LANE, a native of that county, born in March, 1857, daughter of J. B. and Susan (BOST) LANE, natives of North Carolina. Mr. LEWEY is a Republican; his wife is a member of the Old Presbyterian Church.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 286-287.

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