QUINCY A. PETTS, County Auditor, Springfield; is a son of Dr. John and Phoebe (Howe) Petts; he was a native
of Massachusetts and she of New Hampshire; they came from Kansas to Clark County in 1860, and he has since resided
in Springfield, being retired, and now in the 86th yearn of his age, his wife having died here in 1877. The subject
of this sketch was born in Nichols, Tioga Co., N. Y., April 25, 1841; located in Springfield in the spring of 1860;
served three months in the 2d O. V. I., during which he partook in the famous first Bull Run battle; he was a member
of the Champion Hotel Company which built the Lagonda House, of which company he was for several years President,
and is now a director; he was also connected with the Agricultural Society as director, was associate editor of
the Daily Republic from 1864 to 1871; was editor of Leffel's Mechanical News from 1871 to November, 1875; was elected
Auditor of Clark County in October, 1875, reelected in 1877, and is a candidate on the Republican ticket for the
same office in the approaching election; is a member of Springfield Lodge, I. O. O. F., and also of the Royal Arcanum
order. He was married in 1863 to Miss Lavinia, daughter of William Grant, an old resident of Springfield. From
this union have been born three daughters, two of whom are living.
History of Clark County, Ohio
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