Biography of George W. Custar of Florence Township, Ohio

George W. Custar of Florence Township, three miles northeast from Edon, was born October 12, 1859, in Superior Township. He is a son of John and Lydia (Tumbleson) Custar. They were natives of Columbiana County and after their marriage they came to Williams County, locating on a farm four miles southwest from Montpelier. They were members of the United Brethren Church and being a good singer Mr. Custar was very active in affairs of the church and community. He always served the church in some official capacity, and since there were thirteen children the Custar family helped to increase the church attendance. Those living are: Jacob, Martin, George, Edgar, John, Samuel, B. E., Amanda and Amelia.

George W. Custar was reared on the farm in Superior Township and educated in the common school, remaining at home with his parents until he was twenty-one years old. On July 4, 1883, Mr. Custar married Lillie McCamis, a daughter of John and Louisa (Hare) McCamis, the father born in Morrow County and the mother in London, England. She was a young woman eighteen years old when her parents came to the United States and settled in Williams County. They settled on the farm where Mr. Custar now lives and they were members of the Christian Union Church in the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Custar have two children: Pearl M., born April 15, 1886, is the wife of S. D. Lovejoy of Superior Township. Their children are: Paul F., Roger M., Lyle L. and Doyle D. Lovejoy. John J. Custer, born October 2, 1889, married Jennie Shaull, and they have one child, Fern P. Custar. As in the older generation of the family, G. W. Custar is active in the United Brethren Church, and for four years he has been Sunday school superintendent. His vote is cast with the republican party.

Source: Bowersox, Charles A. ed. A standard history of Williams County, Ohio: an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and social development , 2 vols. Publisher Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co. 1920.

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