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Ira L Lockwood Biography of Knox County Ohio

LOCKWOOD, IRA L., Miller township, was born in Windham county, Vermont, December 6, 1818. Some time after his parents went to St. Lawrence county, New York, where they remained about thirteen years, and about 1834 moved to Summit county, Ohio. They had a family of thirteen children, four of whom are living.

The early years of Mr. Lockwood were spent with his parents. His educational advantages were the common schools. His father being a carpenter he learned that trade, and in connection learned painting, but never followed either trade for any considerable time. In 1853 he came to Miller township, where he has been principally engaged in farming. He enlisted in company C, One Hundred and Forty-second regiment Ohio National guard, in May, 1874. He was taken sick while in the service and has suffered much since, so that he has not been able to follow his usual vocation. He is a good citizen and has the confidence and respect of those who know him. He was married to Miss Adaline Valentine February 9, 1842. They had four children, three of whom are living, viz: Mary Ann, married to Charles Conaway: Ida L., married to Christian C. Baughman; and Katie L., who is living at home. Mr. Lockwood has been one of the trustees of the township for several terms, and takes an interest in public affairs.

History of Knox County Ohio, Its Past and Present, N.N. Hill, Jr, 1881, AA Graham & Co, Mt Vernon, Ohio

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