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Jay County Indiana Biographies

George H. DAIL, former trustee of Jefferson township and for years one of the best known citizens of that township, a substantial farmer and landowner and proprietor of a well kept farm on rural mail route No. 4 out of Ridgeville, is a native Hoosier and has lived in this state all his life, a resident of Jay county since he was sixteen years of age. Mr, DAIL was born on a farm in Wayne county, this state, October 27, 1858, and is a son of William and Dorothy (HILL) DAIL, who became residents of Jay county nearly fifty years ago. William DAIL was a native of North Carolina, born in Perquimans county, that state, where he grew to manhood and was married. In 1855, not long after his marriage, he came to Indiana and located in Wayne county, where he was engaged in farming until 1874, when he came up into Jay county with his family and bought a tract of forty acres in Jefferson township, where he established his home and where he died about two years later, June 6, 1876. He and his wife were the parents of nine children, of whom the subject of this sketch now alone survives. As noted above, George H. DAIL was sixteen years of age when he came to Jay county with his parents in 1874. He completed his schooling in the schools of this county and was seventeen years of age when his father died. He continued to make his home on the home place in Jefferson township and after his marriage established his home there, presently coming into possession of the farm, which in 1895 he traded in on his present farm of 146 acres in that same township and has since made his home on this latter place, he and his wife being very comfortably situated there. Mr. DAIL is a Democrat and for seven years, 1888-95, served as trustee of Jefferson township. He is a member of the local council of the Knights of Columbus at Union City and he and his wife are members of the Catholic church at Portland. Mr. DAIL has been twice married. In 1887 he was united in marriage to Mary ROSS. who was born in this county and who died in 1889, leaving one child, a daughter Nina. also now deceased. On April 9, 1893, Mr. DAIL married Ella REDMOND, who also was born in this county, daughter of Patrick and Mary ( MURPHY ) REDMOND. Mr. and Mrs. DAIL have a pleasant home and have ever taken an interested part in neighborhood social activities

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