Biography of William Pendleton
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM PENDLETON, senior partner in the firm of Pendleton & Hanes, manufacturers, and proprietors of the McComb Tile and Brick Works, McComb, was born at Benton Ridge, Blanchard Township, this county, October 1, 1847; son of Darius and May Ann (Green) Pendleton, the former born in Maine, of Scotch origin, a farmer by occupation, the latter a native of Pennsylvania, of German descent. They had fourteen children, thirteen now living (one son lost his life in defense of his country at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain). They were among the early pioneers of Hancock County, settling on a farm where William was reared and attended the common schools. The first business venture of our subject was manufacturing tile in Blanchard Township, in which he continued for nine years. He then sold out, moved to Putnam County, Ohio, and there engaged in same line till 1881, when he returned to Pleasant Township and carried on same business. In 1884 the present firm was established. Their building, located on Section 26, this township, is fitted up with all the modern improvements in this line, worked by steam; the industry gives work to several men and the works have a capacity for turning out 400,000 tiles annually. Mr. Pendleton was married, in 1875, to Melvina S. Schilling, who died in 1882 and who bore him three children: Clara E., C. A. (now deceased) and Bertha. Our subject was again married, this time, in 1884, to Mary M. Hanes; she is a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Pendleton is a Democrat, politically. He is now W. C. in McComb Lodge, No. 179, K. of P., and has passed all the chairs in the I. O. O. F.

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

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