LANSON O. SIMON, miller, McComb, was born in McComb, this county, April 28, 1859, son of Joshua and Clarinda
(Stafford) Simon, natives of Ohio and of German and English origin. Our subject, who is next eldest in the family
of nine children, was reared on the farm, attending the graded schools in McComb. and the Vermillion Institute
in Ashland County, Ohio. He first worked with his father on the farm and in the saw mill, and in 1881 was admitted
as partner in his father's grist mill, which does a good merchant and custom business. He was united in marriage,
September 26, 1882, with Lois C., daughter of Frank and Arnie (Blakeman) Banks. Her father is a relative of the
well known Gen. Banks, a prominent officer in the Union Army during the late war of the Rebellion. To Mr. and Mrs.
Simon was born one child, Gretchen. Our subject and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church; politically he
is a Republican.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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