In 1852, the family moved to Sunbury
. James worked on the family farm and attended the local school. Ultimately, at age nineteen, he became a teacher. Ohio
While in Sunbury, James met Annabel McMillen. In 1878, James and Annabel married and set up residence in a home located at the corner of
King Avenue and N. High Street in . It is likely that home still exists and is located at Columbus, Ohio 26 W. King Ave.
During their marriage, James and Annabel had two children, a daughter Mary (married to Walter Jeffery - she died in 1904) and a son James McMillen Loren Jr. (graduate of the
Ohio State University and the .) United States Navel Academy
The senior James Loren was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. The Masons are a long-lived organization whose history is the premise of many of today’s movies and fictional writings. When a Master Mason receives the Thirty-Second Degree, he dons the black satin headgear of the Scottish Rite and is elevated to an order of Masonic Knighthood. So, our James M. Loren is a Knight. Interestingly, the black satin headgear used by the Masons is adorned by the double-headed eagle. That symbol appears throughout the world and is in local architecture (the chandeliers of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Athenaeum, etc.) In Mason history it is seen as the union between the masculine and feminine principles in the individual.
The Development of James Loren’s Career
When Loren first arrived inIn 1890, the same time
, in 1873, he was a piano and organ salesman employed by C. H. Walker and Company. In 1877, he transitioned to real estate and studied law in the office of Judge J.W. Baldwin. In 1880, he was admitted to the bar by the Ohio Supreme Court. Columbus, Ohio
During his career, Loren developed several real estate venues including but not limited to: North Broadway,
Dennison Place, Dennison Summit, , Dennison Park Clinton Place, Fourteenth Avenue Addition, Indianola University Addition, The King G. Thompson Chittenden Avenue Subdivision, The Anne E. Dennison North High Street Addition and the J. M. Loren’s subdivision.
Interestingly, Loren also purchased land in Indian River; a small town located in Cheboygan county Michigan, and platted a clubhouse known as
. Columbus Beach Columbus Beach is named for - the home of many families who use the beach as a vacation destination. Columbus Ohio