Biography of George H. Rankin
Allen County, OH Biographies

GEORGE H. RANKIN, farmer, P. O. Lima. was born in Auglaize Township, this county, May 11, 1846; son of John and Ann (French) Rankin. His paternal grandfather, George Rankin, was a native of Virginia, who settled in Perry Township, this county, in 1839, locating on Section 4. on a part of the farm now owned by Thomas C. Roberts, which he cleared and improved, and afterward removed to Section 15, where he lived until his death; he died in July, 1881, in his eighty fourth year. He had eight children who grew to manhood and womanhood: John (deceased), Maria (wife of James Tapscott), William (deceased), Mary (deceased), Joshua, Eliza (wife of A. B. Krebs), Charlotte (wife of Adam Stoops), Isabella (wife of Joseph Neeley). The maternal grandfather of our subject was John French, who settled in Bath Township, this county, in 1834. John Rankin had five children: William (deceased), Perseba (deceased), George H., Lyman, and an infant daughter (deceased). He was in the stock business in Westminster, this county, for several years prior to his death; he died August 1, 1850, at the age of thirty years. Our subject was reared in Perry Township, this county, where he received a common school education. He was married September 24, 1867, to Celinda, daughter of James L. and Nancy (Crane) Williams, of Perry Township, this county, formerly of Kentucky; by this union there were five children, of whom two are now living: Minnie and Alvin. Before his marriage Mr. Rankin worked at the carpenter's trade, but afterward embarked in farming. in which he is at present engaged, and has resided on his present farm since the spring of 1882. He and his wife are members of the Disciples Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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