Biography of Lyman E. Buffington
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Lyman E. Buffington is widely and favorably known throughout Medina County, where he is serving as sheriff. He was born on a farm in Armstrong County, Pa., May 28, 1878, the son of John C. and Elizabeth (Minnick) Buffington.

John C. Buffington was a native of Armstrong County, Pa., born in 1846. Throughout his life he successfully engaged in general farming. He died Feb. 28, 1918, and is buried in Wadsworth Cemetery, Medina County. Elizabeth (Minnick) Buffington was the daughter of Jacob and Louisa Minnick, natives of Jefferson County, Pa., both deceased.

Lyman E. Buffington spent his boyhood on his father's farm in Medina County, his parents having come to this section from Pennsylvania when he was a young boy. He attended the district schools, and as a young man became interested in farming and stockraising. Mr. Buffington became a prosperous farmer of the county and is still the owner of a well improved farm of 90 acres near Wadsworth. In 1922 he was made a foreman by the county highway department, continuing for six years in that position. He was elected to the office of sheriff of Medina County in 1928 and reelected in 1930.

On Jan. 19, 1898, Mr. Buffington was married to Miss Minnie Maude Miller, the daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Miller, natives of Sharon Township, Medina County. To them were born nine children, as follows: Helen, married Homer Fiscus, lives at Wadsworth, Ohio; Ruth, married Dwight Gerberich, lives at Akron, Ohio; Lavonne, married Wayne Kuppelherger, lives at Wadsworth; Elvie C., married Clare House, chief deputy sheriff of Medina County; Mary, married Irwin Hileman, lives at Wadsworth, Ohio; Maude E., employed by the A. I. Root Company, Medina; Alice, a member of the Medina High School class of 1931; Betty June and Lyman J., both students.

Although for many years identified with the Lutheran Church, Mr. and Mrs. Buffington are now members of the Medina Congregational Church. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Mr. Bufflngton is a Republican. He has always been an interested follower of football and baseball and is also interested greatly in music.

From:
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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