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    LORAIN HARSHBARGER is a prosperous farmer of Union Township, residing three miles southwest of West Milton, where he owns a farm of fifty acres. He was born in this township February 8, 1877, and is a son of Lloyd and Electa (Sherer) Harshbarger, who reside a short distance west of West Milton. The first of the Harshbarger family to come to Union Township was George, the grandfather of Lorain. He came from Montgomery County, Ohio, where he was born, and lived here until his death.

    Lorain Harshbarger attended the district schools and assisted in the work on his father's farm. He later rented a farm for a period of six years, after which he purchased a tract of seven acres located between Laura and West Milton. He remained there for two years, and then in 1906 purchased his present farm of fifty acres from Samuel Hoke. He has made all the improvements on the place, and is engaged in general farming. Mr. Harshbarger was united in marriage with Miss Mary Thompson, a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Thompson, who now live in Piqua. Six children have blessed their union: Ruth, James, Ruby, Edwin (who died young), Jacob and Roland. Politically, the subject of this sketch is a Republican. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

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