Biography of D. R. Peavey
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Peavey, D. R., Sardinia, was born in Sardinia, N. Y., April 17, 1852, son of James and Sallie (Stule) Peavey, the former born in New Hampshire, December 25, 1818, and the latter in Maine, August 24, 1824. D. R. Peavey was raised and educated in the village of Sardinia; he learned the trade of photographer in Jackson, Mich., with his uncle, H. A. Steele. After three years he went to Buffalo and engaged in hotel keeping; with the exception of five years in the real estate business in Pasadena, and four years speculating in Los Angeles, Cal., he has followed that business, having conducted hotels in Idaho, Arizona, Dakota, California and Washington. He finally came to Sardinia and bought the old Sears farm and now carries on dairying and speculating. He is an Odd Fellow and Democrat. He married, March 4, 1884, in Mitchell, Dak., Rose Williams, of Marshall. Mich., who has borne him three children, Harry B., born in Mitchell, Dak., December 7, 1884, Dot M., born at Los Angeles, December 12, 1891, and Carl D., born December 25, 1893.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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