Miami Union

August 22, 1901

DILLAWAY, LEVI  F.  - Levi F. Dillaway, long a prominent citizen, and an old time merchant of this city, passed away on Monday, the 20th inst.  Born in Granville, N. Y., in 1824, he was reared in Poultney, Vt., until he was 17, when he went to Boston where he was employed in a store.  Ten years later he emigrated to Brown County.  There he remained some twelve years, coming to Troy in 1859.  He tried his hand at farming on a tract of land adjoining this city on the west, but becoming convinced that farming was not his forte, while selling goods was, he went into the dry goods business during the civil war.  This he followed for nearly thirty years, having quite a number of partners during that time.  He had not been in active business for ten years past.  For about forty-years he was an elder in the Presbyterian Church.  His wife died about two years ago.  He leaves two daughters, one married to Rev. C. C. Herriott, of Santa Cruz, Cal., the other to Col. T. D. Fitch, of Troy, and quite a number of grandchildren.  Although he had not been in very good health this summer his death came unexpectedly to his relative and friends.  The funeral services will be held this afternoon, at the Gospel Mission Chapel, Rev. Forman of the A. M. E. Church officiating and Interment at Riverside.

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