From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 310, Jackson Township, White County, Indiana
"GEORGE W. FRIDAY was born in Stark County, Ohio, February 22, 1841, one of the seven children, two now living, of GEORGE W. and SUSANNA (BEARD) FRIDAY, both natives of Pennsylvania, but early immigrants of Ohio, where the senior FRIDAY laid out the town of Canton, on land entered by himself. Afterward, he went to several points, and entered into various kinds of business until 1871, when he came to Idaville and engaged in general merchandising a few years, and then retired to a farm, where he died in 1878, aged sixty-four. After receiving a fair literary and commercial education, our subject joined his father in merchandising at Lockport, this State (Indiana), for three years, and then removed to Kentland and did business on his own account, from the fall of 1868 till the beginning of 1870. He then returned to Lockport and again joined his father for a year, and then for two years was in business for himself, when a break in the canal caused him a total loss of his property, and in 1873 he came to Idaville, empty-handed, and began common labor. Eighteen months later, he took a position in CAPTAIN SNYDER's store; then clerked for JOHN G. TIMMONS, then for MILAN CARSON and then for WILLIAM DAVIS. He then moved on his father's farm, which he had purchased with savings from his salary. After a short time, he again engaged with MR. SNYDER for eighteen months at Monticello, and then joined WILLIAM DAVIS, of Idaville, in the purchase of the stock of goods belonging to J. G. TIMMONS, worth $2,784. This partnership was dissolved in December, 1882, MR. FRIDAY continuing the business. April 6, 1866, MR. FRIDAY married MARGARET J., daughter of JOHN and MARTHA WOODS, and born in Ohio January 29, 1844. To this union have been born four children, of whom two are living - MILAN B. and FREDERICK J."