Biography of William H. Dugdale
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM H. DUGDALE, attorney, Springfield. Mr. Dugdale is a native of Clark County, and belongs to a line of early residents of Madison Township. His parents, Charles and Mary (Howell) Dugdale, were married in Madison Township, and his mother still resides there, his father having died a number of years since. The subject of this sketch was born in 1843, and remained on the farm with his parents until he entered the army in April, 1861, when he became a member of the 16th O. V. I., in which he served to the expiration of his term (three months); after which he reenlisted for three years, and became a member of the 44th O. V. I., which afterward veteranized and was transferred to cavalry services becoming the 8th O. V. C., with which he served for the remainder of his three years, he having been rejected for the veteran service by the Examining Surgeon, on account of disabilities received during his former service. After his return, he farmed on the old homestead about four years, then went West and spent about four years in Southwestern Kansas, during which he was elected Probate Judge of Marion Co., Kan. Subsequently went across the plains into Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, returning to Springfield the spring of 1875. After which he read law in the office of Spence & Arthur; was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1877, and has since been engaged in active practice here. Mr. Dugdale is a Democrat in politics, and somewhat prominent as a politician; has been Chairman of the Democratic Central Committee of the county a number of years, and was a delegate from the Eighth Ohio District to the National Convention at Cincinnati, which nominated Gen. Hancock for President. He is thoroughly identified with his party in local and State affairs, and enjoys a good legal business. He married, in 1877, Miss Ellen Carmine, a native of Illinois, at time of their marriage a resident of Dayton. They have one child, Martha.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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