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Emory Franklin Marrs

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 593

     well known as,a representative and substantial citizen of Shelby county, resides on his farm of 100 acres, situated in Perry township and owns two additional farms in the same township. He also is a stockholder in the Farmers Telephone Company. He has spent the greater part of his life in Ohio, but his birth took place in Illinois in October, 1855. His parents, William and Margaret (Robison) Marrs, were natives of Ohio and they both died here and their burial was in Graceland cemetery, at Sidney. They were members of the United Brethren church. The following children made up their family: Mitchell; Elizabeth, deceased, who was the wife of Samuel Dorn; Emory Franklin; Ella and Nettie, both of whom are deceased; and Mary, deceased, who was the wife of Jonas Valentine.
     After his period of school attendance was over, Emory F. Marrs assisted his father on the home farm until he was twenty-four years of age. After starting out for himself he lived one year on the Maxwell farm, then rented land in Perry township on his present farm for fifteen years and has lived here since. Subsequently, with his wife, bought the two other farms in Perry township, one of eighty-one acres and the other of eighty-two acres all valuable property.
    On September 11, 1879, Mr. Marrs was married to Miss Jennie Key, a daughter of John and Anna (Rinehart) Key. Mr. and Mrs. Marrs have the following children: Myrtle; Emory B.; Anna, who is the wife of Clarence Shroyer; and Fatima R., who is the wife of Harry Johnston. Mr. Marrs and family are active in the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a member of the school board of Perry township and has served also. by appointment, as a trustee. The family and all its connections are highly respected members of society in their various communities.

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