William Irvin Dague, who is successfully engaged in the insurance and real estate business at Wadsworth as a
member of the firm of Draper & Dague, is also widely known throughout Medina County as the dealer at Wadsworth
and Medina for the Cadillac, LaSalle, Hudson, and Essex automobiles. He was born in Wadsworth Township, Medina
County, Feb. 23, 1888, the son of Irvin H. and Anna (Roberts) Dague.
Irvin H. Dague was born at Rittman, Wayne County, in 1853. He was engaged in the meat business for a number of
years at Wadsworth. Later he lived on a farm in Sharon Township, Medina County. Mr. Dague died in 1910 and is buried
at Sharon Center. His widow was born in England in 1863 and resides at Sharon Center. To Mr. and Mrs. Dague were
born five children: Blanche, who died in infancy; William Irvin, the subject of this sketch; Lillian B., married
Thomas H. Davis, lives at Sharon Center, and they have a daughter, Wanda Elizabeth; Ozman R., married Ethel Chidsey,
lives at Medina, where he is associated in business with his brother; and Clarence R., who met with an accidental
death in 1926 at the age of 28 years. He was married to Minnie Miksch of Copley, Summit County, Ohio.
The education of William Irvin Dague was received in the public schools of Wadsworth Township and he is a graduate
of Sharon Center High School. He taught school there for six years and at the outbreak of the World War enlisted
for service, being stationed at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Ala. Upon his return to Wadsworth in 1919 he became
interested in the insurance and real estate business, the firm being known as Draper & Dague. Since 1924 Mr.
Dague has also engaged in the automobile business, as above mentioned.
On Feb. 2, 1922, Mr. Dague was married at Hempstead, N. Y., to Miss Mary Ebright, of Akron, Ohio. She attended
Buchtel College, Akron, and Wellesley College, and is nationally known as a food expert, being professionally known
as "Sister Mary," and the author of "Sister Mary's Kitchen." Articles written by her are syndicated
and have a national circulation. She has recently revised the "White House Cook Book." Mrs. Dague is
the daughter of Dr. L. S. and Julia (Bissell) Ebright. Dr. Ebright, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War, and
served as a member of President McKinley's staff during his administration as Governor of Ohio. Doctor Ebright
was a prominent surgeon for many years in Akron, Ohio, and was postmaster for 13 years, and was also active there
in politics. His widow, who for many years was a member of the State Board of Charities and other local and state
organizations, now resides at Wadsworth. Another daughter, Ruth E. (Ebright) Finley, is the wife of Emmet Finley,
of Hempstead, N. Y. He is head of the American Press Association and his wife was editor of the Washington Herald.
At the present time she is associate editor of the McClure publications. She also has written several books. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Finley are represented in "Who's Who in America."
To Mr. and Mrs. Dague has been born a son, William Ebright Dague, born Nov. 19, 1922.
Mr. Dague is a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and belongs to the American Legion, Brookside Country Club, and
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
North Central Ohio Biographies
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