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Source:
The History of Marion County, Ohio

Containing
A History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, etc.:
General and Local Statistics;  Military Record; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
History of Ohio; Miscellaneous Matters, Etc., Etc.
Illustrated
Publ. Chicago; Leggett, Conaway & Co. -
1883

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  Montgomery Twp. -
LARA O'HARA is a native of the Esmerald Isle, born July 11, 1811, and emigrated to America in 1833, stopping in New York three years, in Connecticut one year, then to Northhampton, Mass., one year, then to Galion, Ohio, where he engaged in a tannery.  His advent in La Rue occurred in 1853.  Aug. 25, 1855, he married Catherine Golather, daughter of John and Nora A. Golather, residents of Ireland, and the parents of three children - Patrick, Catherine and Ann.  Lara and Catherine O'Hara are the parents of six children, four of whom are living - Andrew, Catherine Lara, Jr., and Anora.  The names of the deceased are John and Michael.  Mr. O'Hara has been engaged with the C., C., C. & I. Railroad, since its construction in 1853, the most of the time having in charge the water tank at La Rue.  His son Andrew has been engaged with the same road, acting for eleven years as operator, and responsible position as master of transportation at Union City, Ind.   Mr. O'Hara and family are Catholics; he is a Democrat.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 854
  Bowling Green Twp. -
JOSEPH ORR

Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 685

  Marion Twp. -
WILLIAM T. OWEN is the fourth son, of Charles and Esther (Brashares) Owen, a native of Claridon Township, born Nov. 23, 1842.  His parents were of Welsh and Scotch ancestry; he obtained a good education, attending a number of terms in the Ohio Wesleyan University, and when aged sixteen he commenced teaching, continuing off and on fifteen years.  October 29, 1872, he married Sarah A. Gruber, daughter of Abraham and Francis (Bell) Gruber, and five children have been born to them - Francis (Bell) Gruber, and five children have been born to them - Francis H., Eva M., Clara B., William T. and Elizabeth G.  Mr. Owen is the owner of 106 acres of excellent land.  He is industrious and a highly respected citizen.   He served as a member of the Board of School Examiners of Marion County seven years, declining to serve longer.  He is an stanch Prohibitionist and is nominated now (October, 1883 for Representative to the Legislature.  He is an honored member of the F. & A. M., and, with his wife, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Source: The History of Marion Co., Ohio - Published Chicago: Leggett, Conaway & Co. - 1883 - Page 615

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