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 History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919
Houston County, MN
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906