Now serving his fourth term as treasurer of Holt
County, was born in Clinton County, Ohio on Feb. 22, 1842. His grandfather
was one of the earliest settlers of Ohio, moving there from York
County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Ephraim and Elizabeth (FRAZER) OREN.
In 1844, the family moved to Randolph County Indiana. September 6, 1860
he married Fannie MOORE, a descendent of the Earl of Antrim, an
Irish nobleman. In December, 1863 he enlisted in the 9th Indiana cavalry
and served until Aug. 26, 1864 in the armies of the Cumberland
and the Mississippi, taking part in the battles of Franklin, Nashville
and others. While in the army, his wife and her father moved to
Holt County, Missouri, and on being discharged, Mr. OREN joined them and
began farming in Nickell's Grove.
He has always been a Republican
and in 1870 received his party's nomination to, and was elected
to, the position of county treasurer. He has been re-elected three
times. Since 1874, he has also been in the drug business at Oregon,
in partnership with Dr. Reuben KING and carried on a large business
under the firm name "KING & OREN." Mr. OREN has
Source: "An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Holt County, MO.
Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1877
Provided by Dave Roberts of Lyon County, Kentucky,
a former Holt County resident.