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JOEL A. LOVERIDGE, section 26, the subject of this sketch, was born in Monroe County, New York, Jan 15, 1826. He was there reared to manhood and educated, being engaged in farming and school teaching. The latter occupation he had followed from his twenty-first year. In 1852 he emigrated to California, and for the succeeding three years was occupied in mining and for the next ten years gave his attention to merchandising and keeping hotel. In 1864 he returned to New York, there residing for two years. In June, 1866, he removed to Miami County, Kansas, and two years later came to Cass County, Missouri. He now has 642 acres of land, among the most choice of any in the county, and well improved, upon which is one of the finest barns in this vicinity. His residence is far above the average. Mr. Loveridge was married December i6, 1867, to Lizzie S. Adams, a native of Vermont. They have five children, Leon, Vena, Arthur,. Earl and Elsie. Mr. Loveridge is a member of the-Grange. They belong to the M. E. Church.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

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