Jesse Hoyt Lacey

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Jesse Hoyt Lacey

Birthplace: Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States
Death: September 29, 1899 (73)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Place of Burial: Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Stinson Lacey and Anna Janette Lacey
Brother of Elizabeth Lacey; William Bernard Lacey, Sr.; Maj. Henry Brush Lacey, (USA); John S. Lacey; Maj. Robert Stinson Lacey, (USA) and 3 others

Occupation: Grocer, Publisher, Banker, Postmaster, City Council, Neb. State Legislator, Railroad Agent
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About Jesse Hoyt Lacey

"Omaha: the Gate city, and Douglas County, Nebraska;" page 214 In the spring of 1859 Jesse H. Lacey and John McCormick started a wholesale grocery - the first institution of its kind in Nebraska - under the firm name of Lacey & McCormick. They had a large share of the Pike's Peak trade and carried on quite an extensive business for that period. Their store was located on the north side of Farnam Street, just west of Thirteenth. The members of the firm were brothers-in-law, having married sisters. A little later Finley, Josiah S. and Albert McConnick came into the firm, which then took the name of John McCormick & Company. Mr. Lacey was a member of the city council in 1869 and a Missouri River steamboat was named the J. H. Lacey. Mr. McCormick served in the upper house of the Legislature in 1864; was one of the incorporators of the first Omaha Street Railway Company in 1867 ; was elected president of the Central National Bank when it was organized in 1868; and was one of the three men who built the first grain elevator in Omaha in 1875.

"Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska" reproduced on Jesse H. Lacey, United States Government Storekeeper, Willow Springs Distillery, was born in Cadiz, Harrison Co., Ohio, July 8, 1826. Engaged in book and publishing business in Cincinnati, and in May, 1859, removed to Nebraska locating at Omaha, and engaged in wholesale groceries under firm name of Lacey & McCormick, succeeded by John McCormick & Co. In 1870 took a position as agent of the C., R. I. and C. & N. W. R. R., which he held about three years, then engaged in retail groceries, appointed to present position, December, 1880. He was married in Falmouth, Pendleton Co., Ky., to Miss Catherine T. Miser, she was from Zanesville, Ohio. Mr. Lacey held the position of Postmaster at Laceyville, Ohio in 1845-46. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Lodge, Chapter and Commandery, and of the Scottish Rite, 32d degree.

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Jesse Hoyt Lacey's Timeline

July 8, 1826
Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, United States
September 29, 1899
Age 73
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States