Williams County

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Biography of Edward Frappier of Bryan Ohio

Edward Frappier is one of the principals in the progressive firm which has developed at Bryan a substantial and well ordered business enterprise under the title of the Bryan Ice & Ice Cream Company, the plant and service of which are of the best modern standard. Mr. Frappier was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, March 26, 1867, and, as the name indicates, the lineage on the paternal side traces back to French origin. He is a son of Francis and Melisse (Merou) Frappier, both of whom were born and reared in the Dominion of Canada, where their marriage was solemnized …

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Biography of M. M. Cameron of Jefferson Township Ohio

M. M. Cameron. — Among the earnest and enterprising men whose depth of character has gained him a prominent place in the community and the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens, is M. M. Cameron, farmer and stock raiser of Jefferson Township. A man of decided views and laudable ambition, his influence has ever made for the advancement of his community and in the vocation to which his energies have been devoted through a long lapse of successful years he ranks among the successful farmers of the community. M. M. Cameron, who operates a well cultivated and productive farm …

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Biography of Joseph M. Vail of Bryan Ohio

Joseph M. Vail, manager of the Vail Cooperage Company at Bryan, in this connection exercises important executive function in the furtherance of the successful operations of one of the prominent industries of Williams County, and he is consistently to be designated as one of the progressive and representative business men of this favored section of the Buckeye State. Mr. Vail was born at Ossian, Indiana, October 27, 1862, and is a son of Thomas and Martha (Shepard) Vail, both of whom were born in Ohio, where they were reared and educated, their marriage having been solemnized in Coshocton County, this …

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Biography of William Marcus Dunlap of Superior Township Ohio

William Marcus Dunlap. — There could be no more comprehensive history written of a city or county, or even of a state and its people, than that which deals with the life work of those who, by their own endeavor and indomitable energy, have placed themselves where they well deserve the title of “progressive,” and in this sketch will be found the record of one who has refused to be subdued by the obstacles and failures that come to everyone, but who has made them stepping stones to higher things, and at the same time that he was winning his …

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Biography of Byron W. Clark of Springfield Township Ohio

Byron W. Clark. — Fealty to facts in the analyzation of the character of a citizen of the type of Byron W. Clark, of Springfield Township, Williams County, is all that is required to make a biographical sketch interesting to those who have at heart the good name of the community, for it is the honorable reputation of the man of affairs and standing, more than any other consideration, that gives character and stability to the body politic. In the community where he has spent his life, Mr. Clark stands deservedly among his fellows for he has ever stood for …

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Biography of William Rittenour

William Rittenour.— It is always pleasant and profitable to contemplate the career of a man who has made a success of life and won the honor and respect of his fellow citizens. Such is the record of the well-known farmer whose name heads this sketch, than whom a more whole-souled or popular man it would be difficult to find within the limits of the township where he has his home. William Rittenour was born on the farm which he now owns, in Jefferson Township, on February 17, 1859, and is a son of George and Sarah (Hisey) Rittenour. George Rittenour …

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Biography of Martin Troxel

Martin Troxel for many years occupied a prominent place in the agricultural and civic affairs of Madison Township. While he recently sold his fine farm and removed to Hillsdale, Michigan, his influence and interest will not be lost to Williams County, where he was born and reared and has spent the most productive part of his life. Mr. Troxel was born three miles south of Pioneer on March 1, 1866, son of Henry and Amanda (Grindle) Troxel. His parents were both born in Wayne County, Ohio, were married there and after their marriage moved to Williams County, settling in Madison …

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Biography of William Hawkins

William Hawkins.— With indisputable evidence of culture and development on every hand, it seems a long way to look back to the time when Williams County called her settlers pioneers, but one of these, who is a veteran of the Civil war, William Hawkins well remembers pioneer conditions when he came here in 1842. William Hawkins was born in Westchester County, New York February 28. 1833. His parents were Joseph and Matilda (Crissy) Hawkins, who were natives also of Westchester County and were of English descent. When Mr. Hawkins was three years old he was taken to Fulton County, Ohio, …

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Biography of John A. Leavy

John A. Leavy. — The subject of this sketch has spent practically his entire life in Williams County and his persistent and commendable efforts have benefited alike himself and the community, for he has always had deeply at heart the well being and improvement of the county, using his influence whenever possible for the promotion of enterprises of public benefit, besides taking a part in all movements for the advancement of the community along social, civic and moral lines. Consequently he richly merits the high standing which he enjoys among those who know him best. John A. Leavy, the well-known …

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Biography of William H. Gardner

William H. Gardner has found in his native county ample scope and opportunity for successful business exploitation and is one of the representative figures in the mercantile circles of the county seat, where he is president of the Bryan Hardware Company. He is a member of a family whose name has been identified with the history of Williams County for more than three-fourths of a century and was born on the parental homestead farm, in Center Township, this county, August 10, 1860, a son of Moses and Jane (Taylor) Gardner, who were born and reared in Pennsylvania and whose marriage …

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