Biography of Simon H. Gay
Monroe County, MI Biographies





SIMON H. GAY, of Milan, was born in Herkimer county, N. Y., in 1832. His parents came to Michigas in 1835, locating on a farm in LaSalle. In 18?5 Simon married Susan M. Harwood, of Saline, Mich. In 1858 he moved to Milan, and opened a blacksmith shop. In 1864 he opened a general supply store. Mr. Gay owns considerable land around Milan, which is known as " Gay's Addition." Three sons were horn to Mr. and Mrs. Gay: William, Charles and Edward. Mr. Gay has been postmaster at Milan, and in 1872 was appointed justice of the peace, which office he held four years.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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