Biography of David Beagle
Hancock County, OH Biographies

DAVID BEAGLE, merchant, Houcktown, was born May 17, 1846, in Muskingum County, Ohio, son of John and Matilda (Selson) Beagle, natives of Frederick County, Md., and who, after living twenty years in Muskingum County, Ohio, came, in 1852, to Jackson Township, this county, and purchased a farm on which they resided until their death; Mrs. Beagle died April 20,1861, and Mr. Beagle January 10,1874, in his seventy eighth year. Their children are Martin. Eli, Alva, Mrs. Eliza Tracy, John, Mrs. Elizabeth French, Mrs. Sarah Waltermire, Mrs. Hester Shearer, David, George T. (all living in this part of the State except George T. who resides in Jay County, Ind.), and an infant (deceased). Our subject enlisted, May 1, 1864, in the One Hundred and Thirty third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. His regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and took part in the Virginia campaigns. He received his discharge with his regiment, leaving an honorable record as a brave and faithful soldier, and, returning home, again engaged in farming. He was united in marriage, June 23, 1867, with Miss Sarah M. Waltermire, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Waltermire. In 1876 Mr. Beagle moved to Houcktown and established a boot and shoe shop which he carried on for two years. In 1878 he engaged in merchandising, and he has a general store carrying a complete stock of dry goods, groceries, hats, caps, boots and shoes, hardware and notions. He is a lifelong Republican; was appointed postmaster of Houcktown in 1878, which office he filled to the entire satisfaction of the people until March, 1865, when he voluntarily resigned. Mrs. Beagle departed this life October 25, 1884, leaving four children: Frank. Carrie J., Charley and Jessie M. October 29. 1885, Mr. Beagle was again married, on this ocasion to Emma, daughter of Thompson and Nancy (Siddall) Myers, who came from Mahoning County, Ohio, to this county about the year 1848, and have since resided here.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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