Biography of John C. Meloy
Dakota County, MN Biographies

John C. Meloy was born in Cambria county, Pennsylvania, March 14th, 1824. Removed to Baltimore, Maryland in 1838 and worked at house and sign painting till 1845. The following year went to Pottaville, making that place his home till 1850. Returning to his native county, embarked in the coal trade, and in May, 1856, came to Hastings. Subsequently was elected county auditor, serving two terms. Next engaged in the sale of agricultural implements and probably sold the first machinery in Hastings. In 1862, A. W. Gardner became his partner, the firm still continuing as Gardner and Meloy. They are also agents for the Keokuk Northern Line Packet Company, and are largely interested in buying and storing wheat. Mr. Meby is also vice president of the First National bank of Hastings. Elizabeth O'Began of Ireland became his wife in 1848. Eight children have been born to them; the living are, Charles J., Kate E., H. Vincent and Rose.

The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.

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