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James M. Wiley

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 501

    who is successfully engaged in farming and stock raising on his farm of eighty acres, which is situated in Orange township, Shelby county, O., is one of the enterprising and intelligent young agriculturists of this section, active alike in business and in public matters. He was born on his present farm September 7, 1880, and is a son of George W. and Lydia A. (Geer) Wiley. George W. Wiley was born in Miami county, O., and was a young man when he came to Shelby county, after which he engaged in farming in Orange township during the rest of his active life, subsequently retiring to Sidney, where he still lives. He yet owns eighty acres of land here and made all the improvements and put up all the buildings on the whole estate. He married Lydia A. Geer, who was also born in Ohio and they had six children born to them, five of whom yet survive. James W. Wiley obtained a good common school education and then turned his attention
to an agricultural life and has been engaged ever since in farming and stock raising, not only operating his own farm but also a sixty-acre farm belonging to his uncle. Mr. Wiley is prominent in
local politics, being one of the leading democrats of the township and at present is serving in the office of township clerk. Mr. Wiley married Miss Lucy Wheaton, born in Miami county, O., a daughter of Thomas and Ida (Garbry.) Wheaton, who live retired at Sidney. Mr. and Mrs. Wiley have one son, Darwin W. They are members of the Presbyterian church at Sidney and Mr. Wiley is identified fraternally with the Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias.

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