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Joseph Warren Kilgore

Joseph Warren Kilgore, notary public and a leading
attorney of Lima, is one of four children born to Samuel and Margaret
(McFarren) Kilgore.  He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, January 23,
1855.  Samuel Kilgore was an agriculturist of considerable means who
owned a fine farm in Wayne County, whence he removed to Allen County in
1871.  The greater part of our subject's youth was spent in Wayne
County.   He attended the common schools, aided in the farm work, and
later farmed for some years in Monroe Township, Allen County.
Deciding to take up a profession, he entered the Ohio Normal University
at Ada, August 10, 1897, and devoted his best efforts to mastering the
intricacies of the profession of the law.  He was graduated from that
institution in 1898, and on June 11th of that year was admitted to the
bar.  He at once located in Lima and has been active practice here
since.   He is a member of the Allen County Bar Association.  In 1905
Mr. Kilgore was the Democratic nominee for probate judge. 
        Mr. Kilgore was married to Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Marcus
Miller, who resided in Allen County until 1869, and whose family tree
was deep rooted in Virginian soil.  He died in 1878.  Mr. and Mrs.
Kilgore are the parents of five children.   They are members and active
workers of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church and their pleasant home,
at No. 980 West Wayne Street is a center of open-handed hospitality.
Mr. Kilgore at one time served as township clerk, and for 12 years was a
member of the School Board of Monroe Township, the educational question
being one in which he takes an active and intelligent interest.