The following bio was written by William Loran Buxton


Loran Oid Buxton was born August 1, 1913 in Republic Township, Jefferson County, just outside and east of Blocher, Indiana. The son of Oda and Eula( Paswater ) Buxton. His mother and father both list their place of birth as Indiana. The birth record was filed on August 8, 1913, book H9, Page 39.


Loran attended the local schools in Scott County and after staying home a year to work and save money, he entered Purdue University on a full scholarship, to study agricultural chemistry. Loran graduated with full honors in 1937 and accepted a position with Nopco Chemical Company, in Harrisburg, New Jersey, as a research chemist. Loran has hundreds of patents in his name, most notably was the development of a tasteless castor liver oil.


Loran and Shirley met in New Jersey and after 2 years of dating were engaged on July 19, 1944, then were married on September 23, 1944 at the First Presbyterian Church, in Maplewood, New Jersey. Shirly and Loran purchased a home on St. Lawrence Avenue prior to marriage and moved into to it after the wedding. Loran applied to Dental School at Indiana University, and the home was placed on the market. After the sale, Shirley found out she was pregnant and they moved in with her parents. Loran's father died in December of 1946 and his mother was brought to New Jersey for treatment of an undiagnosed medical condition. Dr. Ogden diagnosed the ailment as a throat blockage. After three months of treatment and recovery the operation was successful. After the birth of their first daughter Susan Marilyn Buxton who was born on July 19 , 1947 in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, Loran moved the family to Indiana in September of 1947 to Indiana where Loran could be near his ailing mother. Loran Opened in July ,1955 Buxton's Motel,Restaurant, and Sinclair Service Station, in Blocher, Indiana.


The following Bio was written by Lorans wife Shirley Buxton


Loran graduated with honors from Prudue in 1937. Head of Vitamin Research, Napco Chemical in Harrison New Jersey. Taught at Lexington High School for Veterans. Sanitarian for Scott County proposing and working tirelessly to bring Countywide sewer system. Author of many articles in Science Journals. Held over 200 patents on fish liver oils in U.S. and Europe.