Lyman H. Innis. - Outstanding among the representative attorneys of Columbus is Lyman H. Innis, who is a member
of one of the oldest and best known families of Franklin County. He was born June 16, 1871, the son of Robert and
Sarah (Longman) Innis.
Robert Innis was born at Linden, Franklin County, in 1840, the son of Robert Innis, who settled in this county
in 1834. The son remained on the home place, which was a farm located at Harbor and Cleveland Avenues, Columbus,
and was well known as a market gardener. He died in 1904. Sarah (Longman) Innis was the daughter of John B. Longman,
who settled in Franklin County during the Civil War. He purchased a farm of 200 acres on the southwest corner of
Cleveland and Hudson Avenues, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mrs. Innis died in 1928 at the age of eighty
three years, and is buried with her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Innis:
Charles L., a graduate of Ohio State University, has engaged in the drug business in Columbus since 1899, married
Henrietta Emrich, of Columbus, and they have three children: Helen E., a teacher; Margaret Ann, married Arthur
Frank, lives in Columbus; and Robert Charles, a graduate of Ohio State University, class of 1930. (2) Nettie, who
has been a teacher in the Columbus schools for thirty years; (3) Lyman H., the subject of this sketch.
Lyman H. Innis has always lived in Columbus. After completing his early schooling he entered Ohio State University,
from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1893 and the degree of LL. B. in 1895. With the exception
of six years, which were spent in the office of secretary of state, Mr. Innis has devoted his entire professional
career to his extensive practice in Columbus. He is recognized as one of the leading lawyers of the Franklin County
Bar Association, and has offices at 85 North High Street.
On June 20, 1895, Mr. Innis was united in marriage with Miss Belto M. Osman, of Chicago, Illinois. They have three
children: (1) Allen O., born March 4, 1896, a graduate of Ohio State University, now manager of the Kresge Five
and Ten Cent Store at Olean, New York. (2) Lyman H., Jr., born in February, 1904, a graduate of Ohio State University,
now associated with the North American Life Insurance Company, Columbus. (3) Jessica M., a graduate of Ohio State
University. She was married April 2, 1930, to Harold M. Parker, of Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Innis is a member of the First Congregational Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows, Red Men, Knights of Pythias, and Phi Delta Phi fraternity.
The family residence is located at 3281 Seventeenth Avenue.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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