William Robinson Durant
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John Newton Durant


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1. Eliza Catherine Bicher

2. Mary Ann Kimble

John Newton Durant 1 2 3

  • Born: 12 Jul 1853, Logan, Hocking, OH 2
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Catherine Bicher on 26 Jul 1882 in , Fairfield, OH
  • Marriage (2): Mary Ann Kimble on 2 Jan 1872 in Logan, Hocking, OH
  • Died: 21 Jan 1922, Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH at age 68 2
  • Buried: 23 Jan 1922, Canal Winchester: Union Grove Cemetery, Franklin, OH 2

   Another name for John was John Andrew Durant.

   FamilySearch ID: LZN7-SHJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Pickerington, Fairfield, OH. 4 The 1900 census recorded John Durant, day laborer, 48, living with wife Lizzie, 49; son Lonzo, day laborer, 17; daughters Emma, 15, and Dora, 10. John and his mother were born in Ohio, and his father in England. Lizzie and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. The children were born in Ohio.

2. Obituary: The Times on 26 Jan 1922 in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH. 2 John Newton Durant was born near Logan, Hocking County, Ohio, July 23, 1853, and departed this life January 21, 1922, aged 69 years, 3 months and 28 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Anne Kimble, January 2, 1872. To this union were born 3 daughters and one son -- Mrs. Clara E. Srawn, now living at Logan, Ohio; Georgie Anna, Mary Maggie and the son having preceded their father in death. His first wife died in 1878. On July 22, 1882, he was married to Eliza Beicher. To this union were born two daughters, and one son -- Mrs. Bertha Bishop of Chicago, Ill., William T. Durant of Columbus, Ohio, one stepson, John H. Hoy of Canal Winchester, Ohio, also survives him. Besides these children, he leaves to mourn their loss his wife, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived also by two sisters -- Mrs. Elizabeth Bowen and Mrs. Catherine Morton of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and two brothers, Wm. Durant of Logan, Ohio, and Lewis Durant of Columbus, Ohio. A number of years ago he made a profession of religion and joined the United Brethren Church. Nearly all of his life was spent in or near Canal Winchester. He was called suddenly out of this life, on Friday night. He seemed to be as well as usual, and spent the evening talking with his family and his neighbors, but before the light of another day dawned his soul took its flight into the world beyond. The funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church, Monday, at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. N. W. Bertner, pastor. Interment at Union Grove Cemetery.

John married Eliza Catherine Bicher, daughter of J. Henry Bicher and Hannah Nickerson, on 26 Jul 1882 in , Fairfield, OH. (Eliza Catherine Bicher was born on 12 Jun 1852 in Groveport, Franklin, OH,5 6 7 died on 22 Apr 1939 in Canal Winchester, Franklin County, OH 7 8 and was buried on 24 Apr 1939 in Canal Winchester: Union Grove Cemetery, Franklin, OH 7 8.)

John next married Mary Ann Kimble on 2 Jan 1872 in Logan, Hocking, OH. (Mary Ann Kimble was born on 30 Dec 1849 in , Hocking, OH 9 and died on 5 Dec 1879 in Madison Twp., Franklin, OH 9.)


1 FamilySearch.org, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6K3P-5KDD William Thomas Durant.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51281108.

3 FamilySearch.org, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8FH-3HP Dora May Durant d. 12 Dec 1914 Versailles, Darke, OH.

4 1900 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMZL-1MQ :John Durant and Lizzie Durant, 1900, Pickerington, Fairfield, OH.

5 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1198 Page: 64.

6 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Fairfield County, Bloom Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1198 Page: 64.

7 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51356828.

8 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Death certificate of Eliza R. Durant. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8QN-R59.

9 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6JK-Z2T Mary A. Durant, 05 Dec 1879.

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