WILLIAM C. FRYE, accountant in Second National Bank, Springfield. William C. Frye was born Dec. 5, 1815, at
Winchester, Va.; emigrated to Ohio in 1833; located first in Hillsboro, and subsequently in Greenfield, Highland
County, where he married Mary K. Bell, daughter of Charles Bell, of that village. In the year 1848, he removed
to Springfield, where, from 1849 to 1856, the was bookkeeper in the Mad River Valley Branch of the State Bank.
At the election of 1855, he was elected County Treasurer; was reelected in 1857, and served two full terms, which
expired September, 1860, when he became joint owner and publisher, with George H. Frey, of the Springfield Republic.
In March, 1864, he was appointed Cashier of the Second National Bank, which position he held until July, 1869,
when be retired, and associated himself, in 1870, with the Commercial Bank, and afterward with the Lagonda National
Bank from which he retired to the office of County Treasurer by appointment of the Commissioners, and was, at the
October election of 1874, elected Treasurer, and continued to discharge the duties of that office until September.
1877. In January, 1880, he became an officer in the Second National Bank. Mr. William C. Frye is, in all the relations
of life, one of the most excellent and thoroughly respected men of Springfield, enjoying the unquestioning confidence
of all who know him.
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