biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
L. R. SHRIVER, of the firm of Whitaker & Shriver, dealers in books, stationery and wall paper, at No. 117 West High street, Oskaloosa, was born in New Lisbon, Ohio, March 12, 1832, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Fink) Shriver, both natives of Adams County, Pa. The former was born April 16, 1789, and died May 5, 1857; the latter was born in 1805, and now resides with the subject of this sketch. Three children were born to them, all of whom are living: William R. is a farmer in Madison County, Iowa; the subject of this sketch is second; and Harriet L. is the wife of Reuben Whitaker, the partner of L. P. Shriver. Mr. Shriver resided in New Lisbon, Ohio, until 1848, when he removed to Highland County, Ohio, and in April, 1851, came with his father's family to this county, locating in Harrison Township. Here Mr. Shriver was engaged in farming up to the year 1876, when he sold his farm of 14O acres, came to Oskaloosa, and bought an interest in his present business, in which he has since been engaged. The firm owns their present commodious building. Mr. Shriver owns a handsome residence and two lots on Jefferson street, and several pieces of property south of Penn College. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and ranks as a Knight Templar. He is a stockholder in the Farmer's & Trader's National Bank. Mr. Shriver served the people of this county for a period of three years, as member of the Board of Supervisors. He is unmarried and his elegant home is presided over by his mother. Mr. Shriver has been a very prudent manager of his business affairs, on the farm and elsewhere, and possesses a competence as the result of his ability in this direction. He is a most estimable citizen, a man of the strictest integrity, and enjoys very fully the confidence of the people generally.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy