Biography of Charles Minshall
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





CHARLES MINSHALL, with W. S. Squires & Co., grocers, was born in Range Township, Madison County, Ohio, July 30, 1859. His grandfather, Jonathan Minshall, was a native of Maryland, and came to Madison County about 1805 or 1806. He was an early and honored pioneer of this county, and a very successful man in business. He died at the age of eighty eight years. One son, W. W. Minshall (deceased), the father of our subject, was born in Paint Township, on the farm now owned by David Watson, December 25, 1810. He was a stock dealer through life, and late in life removed to London, where he died, October 18, 1873, aged sixty three years. He was probably the first white child born in Madison County. He was twice married, his first wife bearing him six children, all of whom are living. His second wife was Mrs. Hannah (Littleton) Beers, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Littleton, natives of Virginia and Maryland. They had three children, our subject the oldest and only one living. Mrs. Minshall is still living, resides in London, at the age of sixty two years, and in the enjoyment of splendid health. Charles Minshall lived in this county till fourteen years of age, and then spent three or four years in the States of Missouri, Texas and Iowa, being engaged during this period in. the stock business. He then came back to Madison County, and since March 17, 1882, has been engaged in his present business. He was united in marriage, February 7, 1882, to Florence, daughter of Seth McCollum, grocer. of South Charleston.

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


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