Biography of David M. Willoughby
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





DAVID M. WILLOUGHBY, Marshal of London, was born in Paint Township, this county, June 17, 1852. His father, A. J. Willoughby, was a native of Range Township, and a son of Laban Willoughby, who came to Ohio about 1807 or 1808. A. J. Willoughby was a farmer until about the time of the war, when a fever sore caused him the loss of one of his legs. He subsequently resided with his sons until the date of his death, January 22, 1870, in his fifty fourth year. He married Catherine Coberly, a native of Paint Township. Of their seven children, five are living. Mrs. Willoughby is still living, and resides with our subject, in her fifty sixth year. David M. grew to manhood in his native township, and in early life resided in Indiana one year. He learned the painter's trade, and for three years was employed in the Champion Machine Shops, Springfield, Ohio. He was a locomotive fireman on the Michigan Central Railroad, in Michigan, for a short time, and was appointed Night Police of London, in April, 1880. He was elected to his present position in April, 1882, on the Republican ticket. Mr. Willoughby was married, March 17, 1879, to Ellen Harrahan, a native of Paint Township. They have two children - Rosser and Mabel. Mr. Willoughby has made an efficient Marshal, and enjoys the esteem of all his acquaintances.

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


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