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Lewis Grant Shanley

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 716

LEWIS GRANT SHANELY
     a member of the board of education in Perry township, and a leading business man of Pemberton, is owner and proprietor of the L. G. Shanely elevator which he built here in 1903. Additionally he deals in all kinds of farm implements. Mr. Shanely was born in Champaign county, O., February 13, 1869, and is a son of Isaac and Barbara (Shaffer) Shanely. The father of Mr. Shanely was also born in Champaign county and has been a farmer all his active life. He married Barbara Shaffer, who was born in Germany, and they have had five children: Lewis Grant, Caroline, Jennie, George and Newton, the survivors being the oldest and the youngest. Isaac Shanely and wife are members of the United Brethren church.
     After he completed the common school course. Lewis G. Shanely took a  commercial course at the Nelson Business College, but prior to this taught one term of school in Champaign county. After that he remained on the home farm until he came to Pemberton, where his business interests have been expanding ever since,
     Mr. Shanely was married in 1901 to Miss Isophene Staley, who is a daughter of George W. and Sarah (Irvin) Staley, who were early settlers in their section of Shelby county, their other children being: Edward L.; Minnie, wife of W. G. Murphy; Milton; George P.; J. Mark; Alice, wife of  W. M. Buroker; Bessie, wife of Albert Linker; and Mary, wife of Clarence Rinehart. Four children make up the family of Mr. and Mrs. Shanely: Theodore Grant, Jennie, Charles and Staley. The family is well known in the pleasant social circles of the town and is active in all the work of the Methodist Episcopal church. Nominally Mr. Shanely is a republican but his political activities are frequently along the line of his own judgment, especially in local matters. For three years be served as clerk of Perry township and gave careful attention to the duties of office and made many personal friends during that time.

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