THE CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF OREGON 1811-1912
FREMONT LOVETT LENT, of Lents, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, a well known and prosperous farmer now living retired, was born in Multnomah county, Oregon, December 2, 1856. His parents, 0. P. and Martha A. (Buckley) I^nt, were natives of Ohio and Virginia respectively. Their marriage occurred in Ohio and shortly afterward, in 1852, they determined to cross the great American desert to the Pacific coast. On arriving in Oregon they settled in Multnomah county, in Richey valley, ten miles east of Portland, shortly afterward taking up a government claim of three hundred and twenty acres of land there, now known as Sycamore. They lived there until 1866, when O. P. Lent sold his half section of land and moved to where Lents now stands, a thrifty suburb of Portland one-half mile distant from the city limits of Portland. There he bought one hundred and ninety acres of land and, population increasing, a town soon sprang up which was given the name of Lents in his honor. He sold this farm in 1889 and retired, living in Mount Tabor until 1898, when his death occurred, the mother passing away in 1905. O. P. Lent followed farming and the sawmill business all his life. He became the father of twelve children, as
follows: George P., who is a resident of Portland; Mrs. Emma L. McGrew, of Lents, Oregon; Fremont L., of this review; Ella, the wife of Columbus Whitlock, of Silverton, Oregon; Oscar E., living in Lents; Rosetta A., the wife of Philip Evans, of Prosser. Washington; Elizabeth, who gave her hand in marriage to Frank P. Wood and resides in Los Angeles, California; Oliver W., who makes his home in Sunnyside, Portland; William M., Charles P. and Jean, all of whom are deceased; and one who died in infancy.
The youth of Fremont Lovett Lent was spent in Oregon, his education being gained in the common schools. He remained with his parents until twenty-one years of age, when he embarked in the wood business and farming, an occupation which he has since followed, though not having been actively engaged in farming for some years. He is
living in his fine home in Lents and owns also one hundred and sixty acres of land in Tillamook county, Oregon, forty miles south of Tillamook, part of which is in a high state of cultivation, the remainder being in heavy and valuable timber.
On the 20th of March, 1904, Mr. Lent was married to Miss Laura A. Hannaford, whose birth occurred in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the 20th of December, 1863, her parents being Stephen and Harriet M. Hannaford. The father was a native of England, while the mother was born in Connecticut. Their marriage occurred in Connecticut and in that state Stephen Hannaford passed away. His widow then removed to Chicago, Illinois, where her demise occurred in 1890. They were the parents of eighteen children, four of whom are still living, namely: George, who makes his home in Chicago; Margaret, living in Connecticut; Charles, also a resident of Chicago; and Mrs. Anna L. Lent. Elizabeth, Robert H., Louisa and William are all now deceased and the other children of the family passed away in early life. Unto our subject and his wife was born a daughter, Ruth H., whose natal day was February 23, 1909.
Politically Mr. Lent is independent in his views, bestowing his support on those candidates of the various political parties whom he deems most worthy of the positions to which they aspire. He has never been an office seeker or holder. He is a member of the Grange and he and his family are of the Protestant faith. Coming of one of the early and honored families of Oregon, Fremont L. Lent occupies a position of respect and confidence in his community and is one of the substantial citizens of Lents and well known in business circles in Portland.
Oliver Perry Lent (1830 - 1899)
Martha A Buckley Lent (1833 - 1905)
Annie L Lent (1863 - 1938)
George Perley Lent (1852 - 1935)*
William M Lent (1853 - 1863)*
Emma L Lent McGrew (1854 - 1927)*
Fremont L Lent (1856 - 1932)
Charles P Lent (1861 - 1863)*
Ella Lent Whitlock (1863 - 1938)*
Oscar Eugene Lent (1865 - 1941)*
Rosetta Ann Lent Evans (1867 - 1921)*
Elizabeth Judith Lent Wood (1873 - 1955)*
Oliver Winthrop Lent (1875 - 1944)*
Multnomah Park Cemetery
Maintained by: Invenio Sepulchrum
Originally Created by: David Anderson
Record added: Dec 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45713052