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    WILLIAM H. DRIVER, residing on his well-improved farm of eighty acres, situated on the Gettysburg turnpike road, in Newberry Township, two and one-half miles west of Covington and one and three quarters miles east of Bradford, was born in York County, Pennsylvania, January 29, 1857. His parents were Moses and Angeline (Ginter) Driver.

    In 1862 the parents of Mr. Driver came to Miami County and stopped first at Covington and soon after the father bought what was known as the Two-Mile House, a popular public house at one time. Although he owned this property, he never conducted it, but devoted himself to farming, owning some sixty-five acres of land. He lived for about a year at the Two-Mile House, then bought a farm on the Iddings turnpike road, which became the family home. After some years he moved with his wife to Covington, where he lived retired until his death, October 31, 1898. His widow then went to live with a daughter, Mrs. Mina Dunham, at Greenville, Ohio, and died there in August, 1905.

    William H. Driver was reared to manhood in Newberry Township, being aged five and one-half years when his parents came here. For some fourteen years Mr. Driver engaged in a dairy business, but for the past seven years he has confined himself to general farming. For nine years after his marriage he operated his farm of eighty acres in Newton Township. It is a historic place, the old Dorman farm, east of Circle Hill, and Mr. Driver resided there for nine years, coming to his present place on April 9, 1891. The comfortable residence is a fine old brick mansion.

    Mr. Driver was married September 13, I877, to Miss Mary E. Dohner, who was born and reared in Union Township. Her parents were Moses and Anna Dohner. Mr. and Mrs. Driver have seven children, namely: Harry, who resides at Bradford, where he is employed as inspector of repairs for the Pan Handle Railroad, married Hattie Thompson, and they have two children: Lawson and Robert; Warren, who is employed in the Pan Handle shops at Bradford, married Mabel DeWeese and they have one child, Grace; Moses, who resides in the Dominion of Canada, married Letha Enyart; Sylvia, who resides in Canada; Ella, who is a graduate of the Covington High School; Bertie, who like her sister, is a graduate of the High School; and Caris, who is still pursuing his studies in the Covington High School. Mr. Driver and family are members of the Brethren in Christ Church.

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