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
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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