Biography of John M. Wareham
North Central Ohio Biographies





John Maurice Wareham, optometrist, who is successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Mt. Vernon, was born at Rush City, Minn., Sept. 23, 1904, the son of J. F. and Ida (Keyser) Wareham.

J. F. Wareham is a native of Jewel, Iowa, and now resides at Iowa Falls, where he is engaged in the real estate business. Mr. and Mrs. Wareham have four children: Veva, married Ralph H. Stevens, lives at Iowa Falls; Lila, lives in New York City, was a teacher in Honolulu for several years, and also served as librarian at the Pacific Peace Conference; Muriel, married Paul G. Beebe, lives at Detroit, Mich.; and John Maurice, the subject of this sketch.

John Maurice Wareham received his early education in the public schools. He attended the University of Cincinnati, and in 1929 was graduated from Ohio State University with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Applied Optics. He immediately established his present practice at Mt. Vernon, with offices on the public square.

On Sept. 24, 1925, Dr. Wareham was married to Miss Rebecca Davis Naylor, the daughter of Alonzo D. and Mary (Townsend) Naylor, of Oakland, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Naylor are the parents of four children: Playford, lives at Sebring, Fla; Townsend, lives at Oakland, Md.; Mary, married H. L. Barnett, lives at Elkins, W. Va.; and Rebecca Davis Wareham. By a former marriage Mr. Naylor has two sons, Paul and Arthur.

Mr. and Mrs. Wareham are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mt. Vernon.

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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