Biography of Frank U. Ketchum
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Frank U. Ketchum, a representative farmer and stockman of Center Township, is a member of one of Columbiana County's oldest families. He was born in Madison Township, Oct. 4, 1874, the son of George and Alice (Crewbaugh) Ketchum.

George Ketchum was a native of Madison Township and the son of George Ketchum, one of the earliest settlers of Columbiana County, who came here from Pennsylvania and settled on land in Madison Township. George Ketchum, Jr., engaged in general farming and met with success. In 1874 he removed to Center Township, where he died Jan. 13, 1918. His wife, also a native of Columbiana County, died in January, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Ketchum were the parents of the following children: Lizzie, married Edward Donahey, lives near Lisbon; Henry, lives in Center Township; Frank U., the subject of this sketch; Minnie, married Harvey McVay, lives in East Liverpool; Edward, lives in Wayne Township, Colurnbiana County; Margaret, deceased, was the wife of John Rupe; Addie, died in infancy; and Sherman, died in 1925.

Frank U. Ketchum spent his boyhood on his father's farm and received his education at Mount Oak School, Center Township. Mr. Ketchum has always been interested in general farming and stock raising and owns one of the well improved farms of the township.

In 1914, Mr. Ketchum was married to Miss Cleora May Snyder of Jefferson County, Pa., born Oct. 25, 1892, the daughter of Miles P. and Addie (Starr) Snyder, residents of Salineville, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Ketchum were born eight children: Earl Frank, born in 1915; Miles George, born in 1916; Albert Leroy, born in 1918; Cleora May, born Nov. 10, 1920; Frank U., born March 19, 1922; George Edward, born Jan. 6, 1924; and two children died in infancy. Mr. Ketchum is a Republican.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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