Biography of Charles M. Lovett
North Central Ohio Biographies

Charles M. Lovett. Numbered among the responsible business men of Wayne County is Charles M. Lovett, who is vice president of the Wayne Building & Loan Company, of Wooster. He was born in Washington Township, Holmes County, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1851, the son of James Hanson and Mary (Dunfee) Lovett.

James Hanson Lovett was a native of Ohio and his wife was born in Indiana. The former died at the age of 44 years and is buried at Millersburg, Ohio. His wife died at the age of 84 years. They were the parents of three children: Charles M., the subject of this sketch; Alveretta, married William H. Shipp, lives at Kansas City, Kan.; and Frank E., deceased.

Charles M. Lovett was educated in the district schools of Washington Township and attended Vermilion Institute at Hayesville, Ohio. He was interested in general farming until 1874 and at that time located at Shreve, Ohio, where he spent two years in the shoe business. He then resumed his farming interests near Shreve and successfully operated his farm until 1893, being recognized as an extensive stockman. Mr. Lovett was elected county treasurer of Wayne County in 1891, and two years later removed to Wooster. He served in the office of county treasurer for two terms, after which he became manager of the Wooster Shale Brick Paving Company. Four years later he became agent of the Southwestern Railway Company, and he was also president of the Milersburg, Wooster & Orrville Telephone Company until its merger with the Ohio Central Telephone Company. Since 1904 Mr. Lovett has been identified with the Wayne Building & Loan Company of Wooster as vice president.

On Nov. 27, 1871, Mr. Lovett married Miss Vera A. Powell, of Shreve, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel B. and Ann Powell, both deceased. Mrs. Lovett, born Nov. 20, 1850, died May 12, 1926, and is buried at Wooster. Mr. and Mrs. Lovett had an adopted daughter, Iva, who is the wife of Harry 5. Palmer, of Wooster. They have a son, Charles Lovett Palmer, who married Juanita Garner, arid their son is Charles Lovett, Jr.

Mr. Lovett is a Democrat and is a member of Garfield Lodge, F. & A. M., Shreve, Ohio.

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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