Shelby County

Ora A. Martin



Ora A. Martin

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 628

     one of the substantial and well informed men of Loramie township, resides on his valuable farm of 101 acres, a fine property which lies not far distant from Versailles, O. He was born in Adams township, Darke county, O., October 22, 1874, and is a son of John B. and Catherine Martin, the former of whom is now deceased.
     Ora A. Martin obtained his education in the public schools and since then has continuously followed an agricultural life. Since February 22, 1910, he has resided on his present place, which was improved by the former owner; the late George Rhoades, his father-in-law, and here he successfully carries on diversified farming and grows stock for his own use.
     Mr. Martin was united in marriage with Miss Lucinda T. Rhoades, who is the youngest daughter of the late George and Matilda Rhoades, who were well known people of Shelby county, O. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are members of the Lutheran church and they have a wide acquaintance in this section and many friends. Mr. Martin like his late father is a democrat but has never beer willing to accept any political recognition except membership on the school board, and as such, in September, 1911, was elected treasurer of the Greenwood special school district and continues to serve.

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