biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
FLOYD DILLEY, a well-known and highly esteemed farmer and stock-raiser on section 27, Madison Township, was born in Virginia, Jan. 5, 1845, and is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth Dilley. When he was a boy of seven years of age the family came to Iowa and settled in Madison Township of this county. Our subject grew to manhood on the farm, and received an excellent common school education. Farming has always been his occupation, with the exception of one year, when he owned and operated a meat-market at Oskaloosa. In 1872 Mr. Dilley was married to Sarah Knight, a daughter of Samuel and Lydia Esther Knight. Mrs. Dilley was born in 1849, and by her marriage has become the mother of four children-Charles, Arthur, Clara and Roy. In his political affillations, Mr. Dilley is a member of the National Greenback party, but was formerly a Republican. He now owns a farm of 175 acres, all of which is in a good state of cultivation and well improved. He engages in general farming and stock-raising, and is succeeding well in both these branches of business. As a man he enjoys the confidence and esteem of his friends and neighbors, and is in every way a most estimable citizen.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy