J. OSCAR NAYLOR, a prominent attorney of Steubenville, O., who has been a resident here since 1897, was born in 1872 at Smithfield, Jefferson County, Ohio, and is a son of Oliver P. Naylor, also a native of Jefferson County, whose birth occurred in 1843, and who is extensively engaged in farming at Smithfield, O. John S. Naylor, grandfather of our subject, and a native of Baltimore, Md., located in Jefferson County in 1800.
J. Oscar Naylor obtained his educational training in the public schools of Jefferson County, Ohio, after which he taught for four years. He then read law for two years with Judge Pearce, of Cadiz, O., and A. C. Lewis, of Steubenville, and in 1897 was admitted to the bar of Jefferson County. Afer his admission to the bar, Mr. Naylor was first associated with A. C. Lewis during his term as prosecuting attorney, and then spent three years in partnership with him in the practice of law, since which time he has attained considerable prominrnce as a practitioner in all of the courts of the state.
Mr. Naylor was united in marriage in 1900 with Grace Meek, of Mt. Pleasant, O. He is a member of the Hamline M. E. Church, of Steubenville, in which he is a steward, also being a member of the board of trustees. He belongs fraternally to the Knights of Pythias, and the Eagles, of which latter order he is chaplain.