Biography of Marion F. Graven
North Central Ohio Biographies

Marion F. Graven. One of the leading figures in legal circles in Wayne County is Marion F. Graven, who is prosecuting attorney. He was born in Ashland County, Nov. 9, 1901, the son of Dr. Thomas A. and Tamzen (Finney) Graven.

A complete sketch of Dr. Thomas A. Graven, of Wooster, appears elsewhere in this history.

Marion F. Graven was two years old when his parents located in Wooster. He attended the public schools in this city, and was graduated from Wooster College. During 1925 and 1926 he was identified with the Cuyahoga Abstract & Title Company, of Cleveland, after having received his degree in law at Ohio State University in 1924. Since 1926 Mr. Graven has been located in Wooster and engaged in general practice until Jan. 7, 1929, at which time he assumed the office of prosecuting attorney of Wayne County.

Mr. Graven married Miss Nettie Way, of Wooster, the daughter of Zetus and Sude (Andress) Way. Mr. Way is a farmer and lives in Plain Township, Wayne County. His wife is deceased and is buried in Cleveland. Mrs. Graven is a graduate of Wooster High School and now attends Wooster College. Two daughters have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Graven: Sue Eleanor, born Oct. 5, 1923; and Marjorie Lillian, born Jan. 30, 1925.

Mr. Graven is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen of America, Lions Club, and Gamma Beta Gamma fraternity. Politically he is a Republican.

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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