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    BENJAMIN F. LOXLEY, Jr., is a prominent farmer and dairyman of Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio, where he owns a splendid farm of 122 acres, located in Section 3. He was born in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio, October 30, 1872, and is a son of Benjamin F. and Phoebe Ann (Kaylor) Loxley.

    Benjamin F. Loxley, Sr., who resides about half a mile north of Bradford, in Newberry Township, is one of the most substantial men of that vicinity. He formerly owned about 700 acres of land, but with the exception of 140 acres which he retains, sold it off to his children. He was born at West Alexander, Preble County, Ohio, April 18, 1834, and attended school near Lexington. He was united in marriage with Phoebe Ann Kaylor, who was, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth Kaylor. She died December 24, 1874, and left the following children: Ida, Charles, Ella, Lucy, Amanda, Mina and Benjamin F. Jr.. Mrs. Loxley was buried in Zion Church Cemetery in Preble County. Mr. Loxley formed a second union with Sallie Miller, a daughter of Michael and Mary Miller, and they have had the following children: Samuel, Nora, Jesse, Edward, Isaiah, Jennie, Jonas and Jeremiah. Religiously he is a devout member of the Dunkard Church. He is a Democrat in politics.

    Benjamin F. Loxley, Jr., attended school at Blind Corners, and at an early age helped farm the home place. After he had reached maturity he worked for his father by the month until his marriage, in 1894. He then began farming the 160-acre farm belonging to his wife's mother, in Newton Township, and so continued for three years. In 1898 he purchased eighty acres of that farm, to which he later added forty-two acres from the farm of Andrew Williams. He erected all the buildings on the latter tract, the residence on which is occupied by the man he employs to farm the place. He has repaired the buildings on the eighty-acre tract, erected a cattle shed and an implement shed, and laid many rods of tiling for drainage. It is under a high state of cultivation and is excellent wheat land, its yearly yield during the past decade varying between thirty and thirty-seven and a half bushels per acre. He has ten acres in tobacco each year, and has a good tobacco shed. He has engaged in dairying for the past five years, furnishing Bradford with about 10,000 gallons of milk a year. He is quite a large stock raiser, making a specialty of Durham and Holstein cattle and a high grade of horses.

    December 25, 1894, Mr. Loxley was united in marriage with Mina Kauffman, a daughter of George and Rebecca Kauffman and the following children were born to them: Helen; Lawson; George; Ray; Margaret; and Lillian. Religiously they are members of the Christian Church, of which he is a trustee. He is a Democrat in politics.

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