Biography of Grover C. Raver
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Grover C. Raver. - Outstanding among the successful attorneys of Franklin County is Grover C. Raver, who is identified with the firm of Clark, Evans & Raver, 8 East Broad Street, Columbus. Mr. Raver also has offices at Canal Winchester, where he was born July 25, 1884. He is the son of Noah and Elizabeth (Brinier) Raver.

Noah Raver was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was a farmer and an early settler of Fairfield County, Ohio, his father having entered land here from the government in 1812. This well known farm remained in the Raver family until the death of Noah Raver, September 1, 1916. He is buried in Jobs Cemetery, Fairfield County. The original Raver home was a three room cabin, built of timber found on the land. The Brixner family came from Germany and were early settlers of Franklin County. Alonzo Brixner removed to Washington when a young man and took up a homestead there, and remained in that section for a period of forty three years. He now lives in Michigan and is eighty three years of age. Another son, Charles, lives in Columbus. Elizabeth (Brinier) Raver lives at Canal Winchester. To Mr. and Mrs. Noah Raver were born the following children: Francis M., lives in Columbus; Mary A. England, lives at Pickerington, Ohio; Clement, lives at Canal Winchester; Samuel, lives at Pickerington, Ohio; Harley A., lives at Canal Winchester; Grover C., the subject of this sketch; and Drusila M. Kernmerling, lives at Canal Winchester.

Grover C. Raver attended the public schools of Canal Winchester, and is a graduate of Carroll High School. He then entered Ohio University and later studied law at Chicago University. Before taking up the study of law Mr. Raver taught in the district schools of Fairfield County for four years. He began his professional career at Canal Winchester with the firm of Lane & Raver. Since June, 1927, he has also had offices in Columbus as a member of the firm of Clark, Evans & Raver. Mr. Raver and his family continue to live at Canal Winchester.

On September 3, 1913, Mr. Raver was united in marriage with Miss Blanche E. Tussing, of Basil, Ohio, the daughter of Henry W. and Mary C. (Reilhorn) Tussing. They have a daughter, Dorothy Maxine, who is a student.

Mr. Raver has held the office of mayor of Canal Winchester and has been a member of the local school board for sixteen years. He and his family hold membership in the United Brethren Church, and he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Grange. He is a Republican and a member of the Buckeye Republican Club.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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