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American Joseph B. FORAKER

born Joseph Benson FORAKER

American politician, 37th Governor of Ohio

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on July 05, 1846 in Highland County, Ohio, United States
Died: on May 10, 1917 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States


Joseph Benson Foraker was born on July 5, 1846, on a farm about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Rainsboro, Ohio, in Highland County. He was the son of Henry and Margaret (Reece) Foraker, and one of 11 children, of whom nine reached adulthood. Henry Foraker was the first in his line (said to descend from Devon in England, though with German and Scots-Irish influences) to spell his name that way; his father, named John, had spelled it as "Fouracre", or sometimes as "Foreacer". David Reece, Joseph's maternal grandfather, was of English descent and had come from Grayson County, Virginia, to become a miller and farmer.

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