Horace Greeley Redington

Horace Greeley Redington

Birth
Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 May 1937 (aged 78)
Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Burial Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 94966984 · View Source
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Horace and Lucy (Lulu) were married December 4,1884

From The Chronicle Telegram, May 13, 1937

Former Common Pleas Judge Horace Greeley Redington, Who has been confined for the past 16 months, because of poor health, died a few minutes after midnight at his home at 354 Third Street.


At his bedside at the time he expired, were his nurse and his daughter, Mrs. E. C. Danner. His son H. Ray Redington of Pittsburgh had been summoned, but did not arrive until a few hours later.

Mrs. Danner said today, that her father had made some recovery from the illness, which nearly took his life a few months ago and that he had been sitting up until 10 days ago, when his condition became worse and then critical. Judge Redington would have been 79 years old July 10th.

NATIVE OF COUNTY
Judge Redington was a native of Lorain County, born of parents whose ancestry was deep rooted in American soil. Endowed with an energy and natural ability characteristics of his English Ancestry, he rose to a place of Leadership in his community, serving at one time as Common Pleas Judge of Lorain County, which position he held for eight years. Declining re-election, because of poor health.

Judge Redington was born on a farm in Amherst Township. His father, Ransom Redington, who came here from England in 1646 and settled in Connecticut and took part in the founding of the New Haven Colony.

ATTENDED OBERLIN
He attended School in Amherst township and Oberlin, was graduated from Oberlin Academy and entered Oberlin College. He left Oberlin College in his Junior year, However, and in the Fall of 1880, began the study of law in the offices of Judge Burkett at Findlay, Ohio. He read Law in Judge Burkett's office until 1884, when in June 4th of that year he was admitted to the Bar. He opened a Law office immediately thereafter in Amherst.

On December 4, 1884, he married Miss Lucy Cornelia Moore of Amherst, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Moore and continued to reside in Amherst until February 1911, when he moved to Elyria, where he continued to practice law.

Judge Redington was elected Mayor of Amherst in 1885, which he held for eight years. In 1891 he organized the Savings Deposit Bank of Amherst and served as president. He also organized the Amherst Water Works and served as President for several years. His business interests encompassed many other activities in that vicinity and he was responsible to some degree for his positions for a number of years as President of The Chamber of Commerce.

His activity in the political field resulted in his election as chairman of the Lorain County Democratic Central Committee, which position he held on several occasions. He was also an active club member, being affiliated with The Massonic Odd Fellows Maccabee Elks Lodges.

CONVENTION DELEGATE

In 1911 he was one of two delegates elected to The Ohio Constitutional Convention. On September 4, 1914, he was appointed Common Pleas Judge to serve until the Election in November of that year. The Election resulted in a tie between Judge Redington and W.R. Thompsons of Lorain. Because he was in office, he continued to serve for two years, until the Election in 1916, at which time he was elected for a six year term.

At the expiration of his term he declined to run again because of his health. As a Jurist, Judge Redington had the reputation among members of the Bar, regardless of their politics, of being capable and a fair Judge.

Frank Stack, President of Lorain County Bar Association, announced today that members of the Bar would attend his funeral.

Services will be held at the Redington Home at 2:30 pm- Saturday. In charge, The Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Amherst, In the Family Mausoleum.

Besides his son and daughter, Judge Redington is survived by eight grandchildren. His wife died about 2 years ago. Another son, Harry, who was City Solicitor here, died several years ago.


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