John Fardy is vice president and manager of the Snodgress
Clothing Company, at Manchester. He was born in Walworth county,
Wisconsin, and after completing the course in the common schools
entered the Waukesha high school, from which he was graduated in
due course of time. He later attended Carroll College at
Waukesha, preparing himself thoroughly for the responsibilities
In early manhood Mr. Fardy became connected with the clothing
business and, as he has so continues to the present time, he is
thoroughly acquainted with all of its details as well as with its
larger aspects. In 1912 he removed to Manchester and bought stock
in the Snodgress Clothing Company, of which he has since been
vice president and manager. The concern was established
five years ago by W. M. Snodgress, who came to Manchester from
Ackley, Iowa, and organized a clothing store here. Since that
time branch stores have been founded at Iowa Falls, Parkersburg
and Manson, and Mr. Snodgress is now at Iowa Falls looking after
the company's interest there. All these stores are excellently
managed and attract much of the best trade of their territories
in the lines of men's clothing, boots and shoes and furnishings.
The company's business policy is a liberal one and its steady
prosperity is due in large measure to the confidence which its
customers feel in the high quality of the goods sold and the
reasonableness of the prices charged.
Mr. Fardy was married in Shawano, Wisconsin, on the 3rd of
February, 1903, to Miss Julia M. Devlin, a resident of that city.
Mr. Fardy is a democrat in his political belief and while living
in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, served upon the school board. Although
he has resided in Manchester but a comparatively short time, he
has made his impress upon the business life of the community as
the local head of one of its most important commercial concerns
and is regarded as a valuable addition to the mercantile leaders
of the city.