Biography of Orville Morell Lord
Winona County, MN Biographies

ORVILLE MORELL LORD was born in the town of China, in what is now Wyoming county, New York, April 20, 1826. His father, Stephen Sherman Lord, was born in Saratoga county in 1778, and his mother (before marriage Caroline Badger) was born in Cayuga county in 1803. Their parents on both sides were from Tolland and Hartford counties, Connecticut. Mr. Lord's parents moved to Dunkirk, Chatauqua county, New York, in 1831. In 1837 the family moved to Lapeer county, Michigan, town of Metamora. Their father was a blacksmith, but they cultivated a small farm. Mr. Lord, the subject of this sketch, attended school winters in the district in which they lived until he was seventeen, when he went one term of three months to a select or private school in Pontiac, Michigan. He taught district school winters until he was twenty two. He married in 1848, and has since been engaged in farming. His wife's maiden name was Martha E. Deming, of Oxford, Oakland county, Michigan. They have had seven children, five boys and two girls, three boys and one girl are now living. They removed to Minnesota in 1852. Mr. Lord was a member of the territorial legislature in the winter of 1853-4, and again in the winter of 1873-4. He was appointed county superintendent of schools for Winona county, September 25, 1875, and has held this office chntinuously since. In politics he has always been identified with the democratic party. He has never been connected with any organization except the Masons.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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