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    Each month the Historic Timeline, written by Gerald Neath, examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50,
    and 100 years ago.

    100 Years Ago, Miss Nell McGill was appointed postmistress of the Oregon Post Office.
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    Each month the Historic Timeline, written by Gerald Neath, examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.
    Ginger's Dance School celebrates their 25th Anniversary.
    Shown in photo are: Kristin Woodworth, Mary Katic, Dena Schneeberger, and Ginger Gefke.
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    Each month, the Historic Timeline is written by Gerald Neath, and examines important events that happened 10, 25, 50, and 100 years ago.
    50 years ago, Philip and Carol Peterson were selected as the 1969 outstanding young dairy couple of District 19 from the Pure Milk Association.

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ANTHONY O. FARRELL is one of the highly respected retired farmers of the town of Oregon, which has been his home for many years, and where by honest effort and strenuous toil he has gained a competence that makes his declining years one of quiet enjoyment.

He was born in the county of Sligo, Ireland, on May 2, 1828, and is the son of Matthew and Bridget (Feeney) Farrell, both natives of the Emerald Isle, where they spent all the years of their useful lives. They were the parents of six children, only two of whom are now living, the subject of this sketch having a sister, Mary, who is the wife of Michael Crowe and resides in the village of Oregon.

Matthew Farrell served for thirteen years as a soldier in the British army.

Anthony O. Farrell, whose name introduces this memoir, received his education in the schools of his native country, and continued to reside there until he had reached the age of twenty-six years. He then, in 1854, sailed for America in the ship, Conquerer, and first took up his residence in Vermont, where he resided twelve years, working a part of the time in the marble quarries and when not thus engaged being employed as a farm hand.

In 1866 he came to Wisconsin and first secured employment on the railroad then being constructed between Brooklyn and Madison. He followed this occupation for three years, then worked on a farm for about two years, after which he worked land on shares, and in 1875 purchased the one hundred and twenty acres of land in the town of Oregon, which he had previously been farming, and on which he has since continued to reside.

He was married in 1856, to Miss Ellen Dunn, who was also a native of County Sligo, Ireland, and the date of her birth was May 8, 1857 (1837?). Her father was Lawrence Dunn and the maiden name of her mother was Bridget Kelly. In the Dunn family there was a large family of children, but only two daughters came to America -Bridget, who married a Mr. Gilfeather, and she who became the wife of Mr. Farrell-both of them being now deceased.

Nine children were born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Farrell: Matthew T. married Catherine Keigen and resides in the town of Union; Patrick L. married May Kelley and is now deceased.-his widow resides in Dakota; Bridget married Byron Andrew and resides in Superior, Wis.; Edward married Mary Wallace and resides in South Dakota; Ellen married Olamp Garvoil and resides in the town of Rutland; Mary August is deceased; John William resides in Chicago; Margaret Ann, now Mrs. Silver, resides at Kilbourn, Columbia county, Wis.; and Anthony J. married Wilhelmina Ace, and resides with his father.

Mr. Farrell is a Democrat in his political affiliations, and his religious faith is expressed by membership in the Roman Catholic church.

1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 279-280.

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ALL-COLOR POWDER COATING, INC. – 298 N. Burr Oak Ave. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-9118 – mmortensen@allcolorpowdercoating.com

BARRY STABLES – Mike and Pat Barry – 5556 Hwy M Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3840

BERGEY JEWELRY – Jill Hoff – 111 South Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3698 – Fax: 608-835-1538 – jbergey@gmail.com

BILL’S FOOD CENTER – 787 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3939

BREITBACH CHIROPRACTIC – Dr. John Breitbach – 167 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone: 608-835-5353 – Fax: 608-835-8990

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Village Hall – 117 Spring Street P.O. Box 123 Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3697 – 608-835-2475 (fax) – director@oregonwi.com

THE CHOCOLATE CAPER – Elizabeth and Daniel Donoghue – 105 S. Man Street, Box 195 Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-9294 – chocolatecaper@verizon.net

ERFURTH’S BODY SHOP, INC. – Dennis Erfurth – 880 N. Main St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3601

EVERSON EXCAVATING – Robert & Karen Everson – 5825 Lincoln Road Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-7031

FOUR SEASONS HEATING & COOLING – 215 W. Netherwood Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3135

GERLACH WHOLESALE FLOORING, INC. – 112 Janesville St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-8276 – agerlach@gerflooring.com

GORMAN and CO. – 200 N. Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3900 – 608-835-3922 (fax) – info@GormanUSA.com

ED HEFTY CONSTRUCTION – 1036 Hillcrest Lane Oregon, WI  53575 – Phone 608-835-7804 – info@edhefty.com

DRS. JAMES & ENYART, OPTOMETRISTS – Dr. David James & Dr. Callie Enyart – 185 W. Netherwoood Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3579 – djamesod@frontier.com – Monona Office – 700 River Place Drive Monona, WI 53716 – Phone 608-223-0202

KOPKE’S FRUIT OF THE BLOOM – 1822 Sand Hill Road Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-7579

KRENZ ENGINEERING, LLC – Robert & Janice Krenz – 1140 Park Street Oregon, WI 53575 – 608-835-0400 – jan@krenzengineering.com

LA ROCCA’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA – 971 Janesville St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-291-0522

MARIA’S PIZZA – 134 S. Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-5455 – mariaspizza@charter.net

MID-CENTRAL ELECTRIC, INC – 880 Market Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3513 – dd8642@aol.com

CHAD T. MUELLER, D.D.S. – 152 Alpine Parkway Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-0900 – ctmrcm6@muellerdental.com

OFROYO-OREGON FROZEN YOGURT – 856 Janesville St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-291-2555 – info@ofroyo.com

OREGON COMMUNITY BANK & TRUST – 733 N. Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3168

OREGON LAUNDRY – Greg Curless – 2583 Richardson St. Fitchburg, WI 53711 – Phone 608-345-0850

OREGON PUBLIC LIBRARY – 256 Brook Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3656 – 608-835-2856 (fax) – orelib@oregonlibrary.org

OREGON VETERINARY CLINIC–OVC – 1145 S. Park St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-7323 – amyr@oregonvetclinic.com

PETERSON PEST MANAGEMENT – Bernie and Cynthia Peterson – 1031 Flint Rd. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-225-9033

REISEN PC REPAIR – 813 Drumlin Drive Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-492-0214

RICHARDSON PROPERTIES – Dale Richardson – 4253 County Road A Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-0962 – dalonhol@frontier.com

SEARL ELECTRIC – 423 N. Burr Oak St. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3940

SONNY’S KITCHEN RESTAURANT – 101 S. Main Street Oregon, WI  53575 – Phone 608-291-2266

STATE BANK of CROSS PLAINS – Oregon Office – 744 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-2750 – bridget.krueger@crossplainsbank.com

STOEHR AUTOMOTIVE CENTER – Tom and Laurie Stoehr – 320 N. Burr Oak Avenue Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-9611

WILLIAM R. TORHORST & ASSOCIATES – 104 N. Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-2828 – katelyn@torhorst.com

TRACHTE, INC. – 422 North Burr Oak Ave. Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-5707 – rich@trachteusa.com

THE UPS STORE – Owner: Dave Gasner – 2364 Jackson Street Stoughton, WI 53589-5404 – Phone 608-877-2679

U.S CELLULAR OF OREGON – 1015 North Main Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-2980 – hansend@chorus.net

OREGON-BROOKLYN-MCFARLAND VFW – P.O. Box 206 Oregon, WI 53575

VILLAGE OF OREGON – 117 Spring Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-3118 – 608-835-6503 (fax) – mgracz@vil.oregon.wi.us

WINTER LAW OFFICE – 602 Pleasant Oak Drive Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone 608-835-6441 – nwinter@lawcenterwisconsin.com

WINTERLAND NURSURY, INC. – 5655 Lincoln Road Oregon, WI 53575 – 608-835-6556

WISCO INDUSTRIES – Gary Kjellstrom, Pres. – 736 Janesville Street Oregon, WI 53575 – Phone: 608-835-3106 – Fax: 608-835-7399

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