Biography of Orlando C. Macy
Rush County, IN Biographies





ORLANDO C. MACY, a well known retired farmer of Walker township, was born in that township, August 2, 1858, a son of Tristram and Dorcas (Gardner) Macy, who were born in North Carolina and were young people when they came to Rush county. His father entered eighty acres of land from the Government and developed this pioneer tract into a fine farm, subsequently acquiring additional tracts and at the time of death he owned 550 acres situated in Rush and Shelby counties. Orlando C. Macy is one of the three survivors of a family of six children, having one brother, Erasmus D., living in Shelby county, and another brother, Thomas B., living in Hancock county. Orlando C. Macy attended the district school near his father's farm in Walker township during boyhood and afterward assisted his father at home until ready to start out for himself. When he married he rented one of his father's farms containing eighty acres, contracting to meet the rent problem by paying the taxes and keeping the entire farm in repair, a contract that both he and his father lived up to, and when his father died the farm became his property. Until he retired and rented out the farm Mr. Macy carried on the usual farm industries and gave much attention to raising poultry. On October 16, 1881, he married Mary Adams. born in Rush county, daughter of Garland B and Flora (Miller) Adams. The father of Mrs. Macy was born in Henry county, Indiana, and the mother in Ohio. Mr. Adams owned a farm of eighty five acres in Rush county. They had three children, all now deceased. Mrs. Macy died on March 4, 1919. On October 19, 1919, Mr. Macy married Ella Wilson, who was born in Johnson county, Indiana, daughter of William L. and Margaret F. (McCollum) Wilson, who had a family of six children, John D., Mrs. Mollie Wilhelm, Mrs. Etta Borden, Mrs Ella Macy, Eunice and Lilly, the two youngest being deceased. Mr. Wilson was an undertaker. Mr. Macy is a member of the Christian Union church at Homer. In politics he is a Republican.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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