Biography of Jacob March
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JACOB MARCH, dealer in foreign and domestic marbles, and proprietor of the London Marble and Granite Works, London, was born in Pennsylvania February 25, 1839. He is a son of Daniel March, also a native of Pennsylvania, a farmer in early life, and subsequently a merchant. He lived in Pennsylvania until his death, about seven years ago. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Spar, also a native of Pennsylvania, who became the mother of ten children. Four of these are now living, and two residents of Madison County. Mrs. March died over thirty years ago. Mr. March was reared in his native State, and after his mother's death went to live with a drover, remaining with him over two years, and assisting in driving stock to Baltimore. He then learned the trade at East Berlin, Penn., where he was employed for four years. In 1858, he came to London, and learned the marble cutter's trade with Samuel Menter, remaining with him until his death, in September, 1861. He then carried on the business for his employer's widow until 1862, when he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Thirteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Col. Wilcox commanding. He was in the service three years, serving as a private the greater part of the time, and was honorably discharged July 11, 1865. Upon coming back to Ohio, he engaged in business at Springfield until June, 1866, when he returned to London, and bought a half interest in the marble trade of M. M. Hutchinson. He became sole proprietor a year later, and has remained such, with the exception of six months, when his brother Levi was a partner. Mr. March is an enterprising business man, and has succeeded in building up a good trade. He is a member of all the organizations in London pertaining to the Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, the American Legion of Honor, and is a member of and Treasurer of the Board of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. March is also Treasurer of the Homestead Aid Association, of London. Politically, he is Democratic. He was married, November 27, 1867, to Katy Crawford, a native of this county. Of their five children, four are living - Arabell, Ida May, Kittie Z. and Algeraus C. Mrs. March and daughter Arabell are also members of the Presbyterian denomination.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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