Biography of Herman L. Halladay
North Central Ohio Biographies

Herman LeGrand Halladay. Numbered among the successful merchants of Medina County is Herman L. Halladay, of Litchfield, who is also serving as postmaster. He was born in Litchfield Township, May 4, 1879, the son of Ethan Allen and Susan E. (Handyside) Halladay.

Ethan Allen Halladay engaged in general farming throughout his life. He was born in Eaton Township, Lorain County, Ohio, in 1848, and died in April, 1909. His wife was the daughter of James Handyside of Medina County. She is also deceased. Their children were: Herman L., the subject of this sketch; and Grace, married Fred Kellogg, lives at Pennfield, Ohio.

Herman L. Halladay attended the district schools of Litchfield Township and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. He was employed for a period of seven years as a clerk in a general store at Litcbfield, after which he engaged in farming for 15 years. He still resides on his farm of 144 acres which is located just west of Litchfield. He has served as postmaster since 1922, and on Jan. 1, 1930, became the owner of a general mercantile establishment at that place.

Mr. Halladay was married May 3, 1904, to Miss Grace Canfield, the daughter of Albert and Lena Canfield of Litchfield. They are the parents of four children: Marian, married Willard Wirth, merchant, lives at Plymouth, Ohio; Lawrence, born Oct. 25, 1910, associated in business with his father; Eugene, born in September, 1912; and Ruth.

Mr. Halladay and his family hold membership in the Congregational Church and he belongs to Litchfield Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 381. He is a Republican and has served as township trustee, and is a member of the school board.

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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