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Timothy Fahey, Marion, Ohio
Posted by: AM Merkel (ID *****0948) Date: January 21, 2007 at 19:11:58
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(Sure reminds me of the James Stewart Christmas Movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" S&L character)

TIMOTHY FAHEY, (PICTURE) president of The Fahey Banking Company, of Marion, whose portrait is shown on the opposite page, has been a resident of Marion County for a period approaching 60 years. During a large part of this time he has been identified with the business interests of Marion. He was born in Ireland, and is a son of Dennis Fahey, who was a small farmer there.

Mr. Fahey came to America in 1847 and, after a short season in New York, proceeded to Sandusky, Ohio, thence to Kenton, and in the fall of 1847 came to Marion County. Even in youth, Mr. Fahey possessed much business acumen and was able to seize and turn to account every opportunity. He engaged in several lines of business prior to 1872, when he embarked in a banking business, beginning with a capital stock of $5,000, which has grown to $300,000, Mr. Fahey owning almost all of the stock. The Fahey Banking Company enjoys the confidence and patronage of the business men of this section.

Mr. Fahey's wife, Ellen, died in 1892. They had eight children, as follows: Richard, a merchant of Marion; Kate, wife of M. H. Kirchner, of Manon; Mary, widow of M. O'Brien, who was a merchant of Toledo, Ohio, and whose son Michael is assistant cashier of The Fahey Banking Company; Julia, wife of A. C. Edmondson, cashier of The Fahey Banking Company; Emma, deceased, who was the wife of M. J. Sullivan, of Lima, Ohio; Ella, wife of A. O. O'Hara, superintendent of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, with headquarters at Springfield, Missouri; Nona, wife of Frank A. Huber, vice-president of The Fahey Banking Company and vice-president and treasurer of The Marion Steam Shovel Company; and Maggie, a Sister of Charity in Cincinnati. All of the children were afforded fine educations.

Mr. Fahey is a prominent member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and is a liberal contributor to the support of many of its benevolent enterprises. As a business man and citizen, he is a representative resident of Marion. In politics he is a Democrat

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