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Oliver Rice Loring
This account of Mr. Loring is taken from Williams' History of Washington County, page 524. Daniel Loring, the father of the Loring family of this county emigrated from Massachusetts to Ohio during the early period of settlement. He had married, at Sudbury, Massachusetts, in "Way Side Inn," a Miss Howe, one of the family which for generations had presided at that historic place, now celebrated in American poetry. She died before the settlement of Marietta, leaving three children who accompanied their father to the west, viz: Isreal, Charlotte, (wife of A. W. Putnam) and Ezekiel. He married for his second wife, Mrs. Rice of Belpre township, and by her had four children, the youngest of whom was Oliver Rice, whose portrait appears above. Daniel Loring was the head of the church at Sudbury, and after coming to Belpre was commonly known as "Priest Loring." He was one of the founders of Universalism in Belpre and was also prominent among the early Masons. He held the office of Justice of the Peace for nearly two decades. This was at a period when the best and most intelligent men were elected to the magistracy. The death of Daniel Loring occurred during the sickly season of 1822. Oliver Rice Loring was born June 17, 1790. During his youth he received the best instruction the neighborhood afforded, which at the present day would not be considered more than that of a secondary school. He was sent to Athens a short time to "complete his course" in grammar. Arithmetic, Geography and other common branches. He married for his first wife Fanny Warren and settled on the homestead. She died in 1827, and the following year he married Orinda Howe who was born in 1799 and died in 1889. Mr. Loring held the Oflice of Associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and was highly complimented by older members of the bar as an officer. He held the office of Ensign of Militia about the time of the War of 1812, and at various times local township offices. He was for many years a Whig leader in that end of the County and was one of the council which frequently met in Joseph Holdens Store in Marietta, and was sardonically designated by John Brophy and his Democratic friends as "Joe Holden's Senate." Judge Loring was a man of strong sense, and always had a certain influence in the community. He was reserved in his manners, and never sought notoriety. He died November 21, 1873. [A History of Belpre, Washington County, Ohio, by C. E. Dickinson, 1920, Transcribed by C. Anthony]

Howard Johnson Lucas
B. A. 1907, M. A. 1908
U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1605 Heisen Bldg., Chicago, Ill.
Born at Marietta, Ohio, in 1885. Attended the Ohio State University, 1903-07, and was graduated in June 1907, with the degree, Bachelor of Arts; 1907-09, graduate student and received the degree, Master of Arts in June 1908; attended University of Chicago, 1909-10; Assistant in Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1907-09; Fellow in Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1909-10; since 1910, Assistant Chemist, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Chicago, Ill. Member of American Chemical Society, Phi Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Xi. [The Ohio State University Quarterly by Ohio State University Association, 1912 - Transcribed By TK]

Charles A. Ludey
B. A. (Marietta College)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Born at Bellaire, Ohio, July 7, 1874. Married Ruth Brown, January 3, 1910. Attended Marietta College and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. Attended Ohio State University, 1894-95, and received a Certificate of Law in June 1895. Attorney-at Law, Marietta, Ohio, fifteen years. Democratic candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, Washington County, Ohio, 1897; Democratic candidate for City Solicitor of Marietta, 1910, defeated, but lead ticket in each campaign; Oil Producer at present, Tulsa Oklahome. Member of Alpha Sigma Phi.  [The Ohio State University Quarterly by Ohio State University Association, 1912 - Transcribed By TK]
 


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