Biography of Austin Jay
Howard County, IN Biographies





AUSTIN JAY, dealer and shipper of butter, eggs and poultry, came to Kokomo in 1870 and was employed by Jay & Jay, in the grocery and produce business, for three years. He then went to Grant County, Ind., and embarked in the grocery and bakery business, which he conducted two years. He then engaged in the produce business there, buying, and dealing in butter, eggs and poultry; this he followed until 1878, when he returned to Kokomo and transferred his business here. He has established a large and lucrative trade and is an extensive shipper of produce to New York and Chicago. Our subject is a native of Grant County, Ind., where he was born in 1854 His parents were Samuel and Maris (Evans) Jay; his father was a merchant, and died in 1878; his mother is living with her son in Kokomo. Mr. Jay is a member of the K. of P., and in politics is a Republiwas born

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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