Biography of Raymond C. Hoiles
North Central Ohio Biographies

Raymond C. Hoiles. One of the leading figures in North Central Ohio is Raymond C. Hoiles, who is editor and publisher of the Mansfield News. He was born at Alliance, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1878, a son of Samuel and Ann (Ladd) Hoiles.

Samuel Hoiles was a farmer throughout his life. He was born at Alliance, Ohio, and spent his entire life in that section. He died in 1909 and his wife died in 1906. Both are buried at Alliance. They were the parents of the following children: Frank A., lives at Alliance; Rolland L., lives at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Effie M. Hilles, lives at Alliance; Raymond C., the subject of this sketch; and four children who died in infancy.

Raymond C. Hoiles was reared in Alliance and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. He received the degree of Bachelor of Science from Mt. Union College in 1902 and at that time became interested in newspaper work, being employed on the Alliance Review. Mr. Hoiles purchased the Lorain Times Herald in 1919 and has owned the Mansfield News since 1922. He acquired the interests of the Telegraph Forum in 1927.

In 1905 Mr. Hoiles married Miss Mabel Crumb, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of C. D. and Helen (Haines) Crumb, natives of New York and Ohio respectively. Mr. Crumb lives at Cuyahoga Falls, where he has served as postmaster and clerk of courts. His wife died in 1916. To Mr. and Mrs. Hoiles have been born four children: Clarence H., publisher, lives at Bucyrus, Ohio; Raymond C., Jr., deceased; Harry H., and Mary Jane, both students.

Mr. Hoiles is an independent Republican. He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, Lorain, B. P. O. Elks, No. 56, Alpha Tau fraternity, and Westbrook Country Club.

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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