Biography of Fred W. Boren
North Central Ohio Biographies

Fred W. Boren. A man of business ability and experience is Fred W. Boren, who is owner of the Nash Sales and Service of Ashland. He was born in this city, July 16, 1878, the son of William and Mary E. (McDaniel) Boren.

William Boren was born on a farm in Beaver County, Pa. He came to Ohio in 1870 and settled in Ashland where he became interested in the retail coal business. His place of business was located at Church and Pleasant streets, the present site of the Jamison Coal Company, and Mr. Boren was widely known in the city as a coal dealer for 38 years. He was living retired at the time of his death in 1919. His wife, also born in Beaver County, Pa., died in 1923. Both are buried in Ashland. Mr. Boren was a Republican, and was active in local politics, having served for several terms as a member of the city council. He held membership in the Methodist Church. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Boren: Sadie, married F. D. Jacobs, lives at Cleveland; Della, married D. W. Smith, lives at Columbus; Fred W., the subject of this sketch; and Ellen, married H. E. LeFever, lives at Ashland.

Fred W. Boren has always lived in Ashland. After his graduation from high school in 1896 he spent five years as a clerk in the grocery store of Bryan and Leaman. He was then identified with F. E. Myers & Bro. Company for 23 years as a traveling representative. He then purchased the interest of Adam Kettering in 1923 in the Chevrolet Agency, which was known as Kettering & Ganyard. The partnership of Ganyard & Boren continued until Dec. 4, 1924, as Chevrolet dealers, at which time they became local representatives of the Nash automobile. Since September, 1930, Mr. Boren has been proprietor of the Fred Boren Nash Sales and Service.

In 1903 Mr. Boren was united in marriage with Miss Jennie Hess, of Ashland, the daughter of Martin and Jennie (Goard) Hess. Mr. Hess, who was born in Lancaster County, Pa., died in 1926. His widow, who was born near Hayesville, now lives in Ashland.

In politics Mr. Boren is identified with the Republican party. He is an active member of the Church of the Brethren and is affiliated with B. P. O. Elks, Ashland.

Mr. and Mrs. Boren live at 239 West Walnut Street.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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