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Rasor, Mary

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Rasor, Mary
May 20, 2011 03:43PM
"The History of Montgomery County, Ohio."; by W. H. Beers & Co., pub. 1882
page 302-303

MARY RASOR, farmer, P. O., Iamton, is the widow of David Rasor and
daughter of Samuel Herr, whose biography appears in this work. She was born
in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 6, 1819; came to Montgomery County with her
parents in 1830, who purchased a farm in the vicinity of Harrisburg; her
early life was passed at home in assisting her mother with the household
duties. A spinning wheel then graced the home, and the daughter was apt in
the art of spinning and weaving. She was united in marriage to Mr. Rasor
Nov. 20, 1838, and to them were born the following children: Lavinia, Aug.
31, 1839; Samuel, June 6, 1841; Josiah, Dec. 8, 1844; Daniel B., March 16,
1848; David, Sept. 1, 1851 and Harvey, March 14, 1856. Her husband was a
native of Montgomery County, born March 30, 1817; learned the cooper's trade,
which occupation he followed for many years in the manufacture of barrles for
the numerous mills and distilleries then located on the banks of the
Stillwater. In later years, after his marriage, he operated, in connection
with his father, a sawmill, owned by the latter, and in a few years, through
habits of industry and economy, became possessor of the mill. He was
successful in this line of business, and later purchased the farm belonging
to his father. Both our subject and her husband were members of the Church
of the United Brethren in Christ, to which organization she still clings,
worshiping at the Riverside Church. Her husband died May 1, 1863, beloved by
all who knew him. The widow now resides in the town of Harrisburg, where she
has erected a fine residence, leaving the farm in the spring of 1880, having
rented it to her sons.
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