Miami County, Ohio Genealogical Researchers -- Sponsored by the Computerized Heritage Association


    G. L. Favorite, merchant, Tippecanoe City; one of the well established business men of Tippecanoe; was born in Monroe Township, in 1841, and has lived here since, with the exception of three years, when he was in Toledo. His parents were Abraham Favorite and Eva Long, the former born in Virginia, from whence he emigrated to this county just previous to the war of 1812, in which struggle he served as a teamster, teaming from Greenville to Ft. Wayne. He was a farmer by occupation, and passed the remainder of his life in this township, dying in 1848. He was married twice, and had five children by first marriage, two of whom still survive. His second marriage was in the spring of 1828, with Eve, daughter of George and Margaret (Green) Long, by whom he had six children, five still living. Eve was born in Augusta Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1798, and died two years ago, over 80 years old; she was brought up under the benign influences of Christian parents, and, at the age of 15, became a professor of religious faith, and continued strong in the faith until her death. In l8--, she emigrated with her parents to Greene Co., Ohio, and, a few year subsequently, moved to Miami Co. Our subject, the tenth child of the family, lived on a farm till 18 years of age, and attended a common school receiving the usual farmer boy's education. At the age of l8. he was apprenticed to the carpenter's trade, and followed this fourteen years; then farmed three years, when he embarked in the hardware and farm implement trade, in Tippecanoe. He is located on North Main street, between First and Second. where he keeps on hand a full line of stock and furnishes all kinds of agricultural implements, making self-binders a specialty. He is a careful and reliable business man, and interested in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the community. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Town Council, and is Assistant Chief of the Fire Department, with which he has been connected since its organization. He married, in 1869, Maria O'Connell, of this county, and in 1875, Millie Gates, of this place. He had one daughter by the first, and one son by the second marriage.

    Return to the Biography Index

    Return to Main Page

    Copyright © 2000 by Computerized Heritage Association.
    All Rights Reserved.