Biography of Oscar Westby
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Oscar Westby, a well known farmer residing in section 18, Sheldon township, was born in Yucatan township, this county, May 17, 1886, son of Martin and Martha (Kosa) Westhy. He attended school in that township and worked for his father until his marriage, when he settled on his present farm of 251 acres of valuable land. Here he has made all the standing improvements, and is successfully engaged in raising both stock and grain. In politics he is independent. On Aug. 7, 1909, Mr. Westby was united in marriage with Mary Benson, who was born in Yucatan township, daughter of Gunder and Bertha Benson. Mr. and Mrs. Westby have one child, Martin. Mrs. Westby's parents were both born in Norway, and are now farming in Sheldon township, Mr. Benson having settled in this county at an early date. He and his wife have had six children, of whom their daughter Mary was one of the youngest.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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