Biography of Charles S. Northup
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Charles S. Northup of the law firm of Tyler, Northup, McMahon & Smith, with large and important practice at the Toledo bar, was born in Lexington, Michigan, November 12, 1868, his parents being Dr. Myron and Annie Adelaide (Herson) Northup, who were natives of Steuben county, New York, and of Ontario, Canada, respectively. They became residents of Michigan after the Civil war. The father had served as assistant surgeon until 1863, when on account of illness he received an honorable discharge. He afterward engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Lexington, Michigan, and at Port Huron, that state, his last days being spent in the latter city, where he departed this life in 1904. He served as mayor of Port Huron, being elected by the largest vote ever given a candidate up to that time. He also was president of the local medical society of Port Huron for twenty years until his death. His widow survived him for seven years, her death occurring in Port Huron in 1911. They were the parents of a son and a daughter, the latter being Mrs Lincoln Avery, now living in Port Huron.

Charles S. Northup was largely reared in Port Huron and after completing his studies in the public schools there, he entered the University of Michigan in order to pursue the study of law and received his LL. B. degree at his graduation with the class of 1889. He began practice in Port Huron, where he continued until 1896, when he removed to Toledo. Through the intervening period of twenty seven years he has been very active in the profession here and is today a member of one of the strongest and best known law firms of the city.

Be has been highly successful in his profession and is numbered among the ablest lawyers of the Toledo bar, where he has been connected with much important litigation. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Toledo University, while in 1905 he was elected city solicitor and prior to that time served as assistant city solicitor, having been first called to the office in 1902. He has never lightly regarded a public duty but has discharged every obligation with capability and fidelity and the worth of his work has been widely acknowledged in: Toledo.

On the 27th of November, 1903, Mr. Northup was married to Miss Alice Delia Bachelder of Galion, Ohio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bachelder. Mr. and Mrs. Northup have four children: Kathryn Marie, a junior in Wellesley College; John D.; Spencer; and Annette. These children were all born in Toledo.

Mr. North belongs to the Ohio State Bar Association and also to the Toledo Bar Association, of which he was president in 1908-9. His political endorsement has always been given to the republican party but he has never been exclusively partisan. He was the first chairman of the civil service commission here. Mr. Northup is a Mason and in club circles is well known, being a member of the Toledo Club, the Inverness Club, the Maumee River Yacht Club, the Toledo Automobile Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He ranks with the foremost residents of the city by reason of his high standing as a lawyer, his loyalty and interest in public affairs and his possession of those qualities which make for high regard and strong friendship. Mr. Northup's residence is at No. 3248 Collingwood Avenue.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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