Timothy Vance is recognized as one of the dependable and substantial business men of Reynoldsburg and Franklin
County. He was born in Blendon Township, Franklin County, November 29, 1864, the son of Joseph C. and Margaret
J. (Phelps) Vance.
Joseph C. Vance was born in Columbus, on the present site of Ohio State University, in June, 1818, the son of Joseph
and Cynthia (Hart) Vance, natives of Virginia and Connecticut, respectively. They were early settlers of Franklin
County and owned a farm in the city where the University now stands. Mr. Vance was a surveyor. His son, Joseph
C., served during the Civil War in the Commissary Department, at Camp Chase, Ohio. He was a bookkeeper in early
life and later engaged in general farming. He died in July, 1882, and his wife, born in Franklin County in 1828,
died in 1904. Mr. and Mrs. Vance were the parents of eleven children, of whom Timothy, the subject of this sketch,
was the tenth in order of birth.
The boyhood of Timothy Vance was spent on his father's farm and he was educated in the public and high schools
of Reynoldsburg. He taught school for a period of twenty years and in 1904 came to Reynoldsburg, where he took
part in the organization of the Reynoldsburg Banking Company, and served as cashier of the institution from the
date of its organization, until May, 1930, when the bank closed its business here. Since that time Mr. Vance has
been engaged in the insurance business at Reynoldsburg.
On December 31, 1890, Mr. Vance was united in marriage with Miss Mary Johnson, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, the daughter
of William W. and Sarah Jane (Graham) Johnson, early settlers of Franklin County. Mr. and Mrs. Vance have two children:
Floyd Johnson, who is registrar and dean of Otterbein College, Westerville, married Miss Ettie Louise Wald, and
they have two children, Waid W. and Robert; and Helen, married It. H. Eckelberry, who is a professor at Ohio State
University. They have a son, James Vance.
Politically, Mr. Vance is a Republican. He holds membership in the Methodist Church, and has no club or lodge affiliations.
His wife is an active worker in the Methodist Missionary Society.
History of Franklin County, Ohio
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
Franklin County, OH
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