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Hon. John G. Casey

Hon. John G. Casey, Mayor of Kemmerer, Wyoming, is a native of Watertown, Wis., born in 1884, the son of Matthew and Susan (Milick) Casey. Matthew Casey was born in Rosscommon County, Ireland, and was a thrifty farmer, who emigrating from Ireland settled at Watertown, Wis., where his thrift made farming successful for him until his death at the ripe age of 76. Mayor Casey's mother was born in the same place as his father, with whom she was married in Watertown, Wis., where she still resides, both herself and her husband being devout members of the Catholic church. John G. Casey remained with his parents until his thirty-fifth year, when he went to Laramie, Wyo., and opened a saloon, which he conducted until 1890, when be went to Ogden, Utah and followed the same business there for nine years after which he moved to Kemmerer, Wyo., where he has since lived conducting the same vocation. His citizenship is so satisfactory to his townsmen that they have made him their mayor and his popularity, is ever in evidence and he is a member of the fraternal lodges of the Eagles and the Elks of Rock Springs, Wyo. Mr. Casey was married in 1882 with Minnie Sutherland, daughter of August Sutherland and a native of Sweden. The couple have had four children: Edward, George, now deceased, Harry and Margaret.

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