P. M. CARTMELL, Springfield Cracker Works, Springfield. This gentleman is a native of Clark Co., Ohio, born
July 8, 1848, and is the son of Nathaniel and Mary (Lafland) Cartinell, also natives of this county; his grandparents,
Nathaniel and Rebecca (Van Metre) Cartmell, were natives of Virginia, and came to this county about 1810, settling
in Pleasant Township, where his grandfather, about 1822, built a flouring mill on the South Branch of Buck Creek,
to which he afterward added a woolen mill and distillery. P. M. is the second in a family of seven children, viz.,
Sarah A., the wife of William A. Sheets, of Marietta, Ohio; P. M.; Ann E., the wife of William Neer, of Catawba;
Marietta, the wife of Henry Erter, of Springfield; Henry C., Charles M. and William M., also of the last mentioned
city. His mother is dead, but his father is a resident of Springfield. The subject of this sketch grew up on his
father's farm in Pleasant Township, and, in 1867, entered Wittenberg College, where he spent three years, and in
1871, entered the University of Wooster, Ohio, from which he graduated in 1872, being third in his class. He followed
teaching six years, the last three of which he was in charge of the high school of Circleville, Ohio. He was married.
Aug. 2, 1876, at Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Mary McG. Patterson, a native of Logan County, to whom has been born one
child, Edward P. In the fall of 1878, he purchased the old cracker works on Washington street, Springfield, and,
the following spring, fitted up the present factory on Center street, where. under the name of Cartmell & Eater,
a paying trade has been established. Politically, a Republican. Mr. Cartmell is one of the live, progressive young
men of Springfield.
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