FOREST O. HUTCHINS.
One of the most energetic citizens of Farmer township, Defiance county. F. O. Hutchins, is successfully engaged
in agricultural pursuits in Section 9.
Mr. Hutchins is a native of Ohio, born in Lorain county, February 22, 1855, and is a son of Rozelle and Susan (Ranney)
Hutchins, who removed from Lorain to Defiance county in 1863, locating in Farmer township, where both died. In
their family were nine children - six sons and three daughters - our subject being fifth in the order of birth.
He was eight years of age when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Defiance county, and in Farmer township
grew to manhood. becoming thoroughly familiar with every department of farm work. Since starting out in life for
himself he has devoted his energies to agricultural pursuits, and now successfully operates one hundred and sixty
five acres, while he owns forty acres under excellent cultivation and improved with good buildings.
In Farmer township Mr. Hutchins was married to Miss Rachel Price, who was born in that township. a daughter of
William and Sarah Ann ( Thorp) Price, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere. Eight children have been born of this
union, namely: Edna, Clara, Clark, Ethel, Laura, Lowell, Ralph and Robbie.
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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