Biography of Lora C. Hoss
Howard County, IN Biographies





LORA C. HOSS, editor and proprietor of the Kokomo Gazette, was born in Marion County, Ind., January 16, 1859. His parents, Peter E. and Sarah (Ringer) Hoses, were of German descent His mother died before he was two years old, and he was reared by his father's parents. They removed to Howard County, and located near Fairfield in 1865. Here L. C. attended the country school during the winter, and assisted his grandfather on the farm during the summer months. In 1874, he entered Butler University at Irvington, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis. He attended college three years, after which he spent one year in Kansas, where in the summer he assisted his cousin in breaking prairie sod, and during the winter months taught a common school in the country. In 1878, he returned home, and again entered Butler University, graduating with honors in 1881, in the regular classical course. He then came to Kokomo, and July 25 took a half interest in the Gazette. He is now sole proprietor of this paper. He has enlarged it and built it up, until now it is one of the best local papers in the State, and has an increasing circulation. Mr. Hoss is a stanch Republican, and has done much to build up the party in this county, through the columns of his worthy paper. He is an active member of the Christian Church, of the Knights of Pythias, and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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