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Source:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Its People, Industries and Institutions
Chester E. Bryan, Supervising Editor
With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families
- ILLUSTRATED -
Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana
1915

 

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  SCOTT O'DAY.  In those things which make for self-reliance, business integrity and honesty of purpose, Scott O'Day has been generously endowed.  A man of broad human sympathy and marked ability he has brought himself to a place of the highest esteem in the county in which he lives.  Not waiting for circumstances to mold or change his fate he has seized upon every available opportunity to better his life conditions, until now he is able to enjoy the fruits of well-directed endeavor.  His career has been interesting both from the standpoint of the agriculturist and the business man.
     Scott O'Day was born on the 19th of June, 1872, in Pleasant township, Madison county, and is the son of James and Sophia (Bennett) O'Day.
    
The schools of Pleasant township furnished the rudimentary education for Scott O'Day, later he attended the Caton Business College, of Cleveland, Ohio, from which he was graduated in 1892.  After graduation he returned home and worked on the farm, for awhile, with is father.  He then rented a tract of land from his father and farmed independently until he was able to buy a farm of his own.  He now owns two hundred acres of valuable farm land in Pleasant township.  On this farm he has made all modern improvements, including the building of two large stock barns, one of which is one hundred and twelve by forty feet and the other one hundred and twenty-four by twenty-six feet.  In 1892 he began to breed Shorthorn cattle and met with such success in this field of endeavor that he has bred them ever since.  He finds a market for these cattle in the West, and also ships a large part of his stock to the South.  He always has in the neighborhood of seventy to ninety cattle.  On his smaller farm in Mt. Sterling, which consists of just fifteen acres, Mr. O'Day has built another barn of large size, and from this place he ships stock which he buys and sells to the market.
     At Sedalia, Ohio, on the 12th of January, 1892, the marriage of Scott O'Day, and Nettie Core was solemnized.  She is the daughter of Andrew B. and Clarinda (Clarridge) Core, and was born on the 17th of December, 1869, in Range township, Madison county.  Her father was a native of Pennsylvania and her mother of Fayette county, Ohio.  The father, now deceased, was a farmer, and the mother is now living in Sedalia, Ohio.  Mr. Core was a breeder and grower of sheep and also cattle.
     Mr. and Mrs. O'Day have one child, Freda, born on Oct. 2, 1898, who is a graduate of the Mt. Sterling high school, and is now at Western College, at Oxford, Ohio.  In politics Mr. O'Day is an independent voter.  In keeping with the tradition of the family to which he belongs Mr. O'Day continues to take part in the affairs of the Methodist church of which his wife and daughter are members.  Mr. O'Day is one of the largest stock buyers and shippers in Madison county, Ohio.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 846

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