Biography of William G. Brumbaugh
North Central Ohio Biographies

William Grant Brumbaugh, who is agent for the Cleveland & Southwestern Railroad at Seville, is a substantial and widely known citizen of Medina County. He was born at Antrim, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1867, the son of Daniel W. and Sarah F. (Bowers) Brumbaugh.

Daniel W. Brumbaugh, deceased, was a Civil War veteran. He was born at Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 14, 1836, and throughout his life followed the trade of a blacksmith. He served during the Civil War as a member of the Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry and following the battle of Chickamauga he was taken prisoner at Rome, Ga., in a raid made by Gen. Forest of the Rebel Army and held captive in Libby Prison for a few days, when he was exchanged and served throughout the remainder of the war. Upon his return to Antrim he was married to Miss Sarah F. Bowers, the daughter of Hugh H. Bowers, the owner of a general store at Antrim. They were the parents of nine children all of whom are deceased except William Grant, the subject of this sketch. Daniel W. Brumbaugh died in 1910 and is buried in Mound Hill Cemetery, Seville, Ohio. His widow lives at Seville.

William Grant Brumbaugh received his education in the schools of Antrim and removed to Seville, Ohio, in 1882, where he attended high school, being a member of the class of 1887. He was in the general mercantile business at Seville until 1902, at which time he was appointed agent for the Cleveland & Southwestern Railroad at Seville.

On April 8, 1890, Mr. Brumbaugh married Miss Mary L. Bell, the daughter of Van and Emeline (Caughey) Bell, of Seville, both now deceased. They have a daughter, Florence Irene, who is the wife of Louis L. Parks, assistant agent for the Cleveland & Southwestern Railroad at Seville.

Mr. Brumbaugh is a Republican and has served as mayor of Seville on three different occasions during the past 25 years. He has also been a member of the council. At the present time he is president of the Rotary Club. Both he and his wife hold membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he has the following lodge affiliations: Seville Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 74, Past Master and Secretary for the past 33 years; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, No. 13; Wooster Commandery, No. 48; and Lake Erie Consistory, 32nd degree. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias.

Nathaniel Bell, great grandfather of Mrs. Brumbaugh, was one of the founders of the town of Seville, which was platted by him in 1848. He also donated the land to the community for the Seville Cemetery. This is also the site of a famous old Indian burying ground, which is believed to be many centuries old.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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