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Range, Robert M. - Hon.

HON. ROBERT M. RANGE, farmer, P.O. Lincolnville, was born in Rockdale Township, this county, February 13, 1847, a descendant of John Range, one of the Aides-de-Camp of Gen. Wolfe at Quebec, also a First Lieutenant during the Revolutionary war, and an uncle to President John Tyler, and whose son, our subject’s grandfather, also a John Range, cousin of President Tyler, was a soldier during the war of 1812, and with whom he graduated at Baltimore, Md. —the first frontier settler of Forest County, Penn. He was father of James L. Range, who was born in Venango, Penn. Married Jane McKay, of Erie County, by whom he had eleven children, Robert M. being the sixth. He died August 24, 1880; his widow now lives at Dayton, Washington Territory. Our subject was married March 19, 1871, to Josephine Teeple, who has borne him one son— Wayne L. Mr. Range is a Republican in politics; he was appointed County Appraiser of Merchandise in 1878; was an officer in the House of Representatives during the Legislative session of 1881; acted as President of the Oil Creek Valley Agricultural Association—1882- 83— and is now the Crawford County member of the Republican State Central Committee. Although yet a young man, Mr. Range is rapidly pushing his way to the front as a representative of the intelligence and enterprise of Crawford County.


 

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