Biography of Loran Lewis
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Loran Lewis was born Nov. 15, 1822, at Lacole, Canada. He isthe son of Samuel and Lucy (Loomer) Lewis, the former a native of New York, of Welsh descent, the latter born in Vermont, of English parentage. He settled in this tp. 24 years ago and bought 80 acres, see. 15, which he sold three years after and purchased 80 acres on sec. 11 ; sold a year later and became the owner of 160 acres on sec. 13, where he now lives. The farm is valued at $60 per acre. He was married Dec. 13, 1843, to Alcada Smith, of the Province of Ontario, Canada. She was born Nov. 8, 1825, and has been the mother of 10 children, born as follows: Joseph, Dee. 9, 1844; James, Oct. 9, 1846; Merritt, April 26, 1848; Emma, March 18, 1850; Phebe, Dec. 19, 1852; George, Feb. 19, 1855; Lucy, July 11, 1857; Francis, April 11, 1859;. Mary E., Jan. 31, 1862 (deceased); Ezra, Oct. 28, 1865; Loran, Aug.. 13, 1868. The first six were born in Canada, the last four in Cascade. Mr. Lewis is a Republican. James, his second son, is engaged as a nurseryman; he has a complete stock of trees-apple, peach, pear, plum and cherry, with a general aseortment of deciduous and evergreen trees.

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