Biography of John C. Dilgard
North Central Ohio Biographies

John C. Dilgard is a substantial young business man of Ashland, where he is proprietor of the well patronized shop which specializes in automotive parts and supplies, as well as expert battery service. He was born at Lake Fork, Wayne County, Sept. 9, 1901, the son of P. A. and Cora (Molter) Dilgard.

P. A. Dilgard and his wife are natives of Wayne County, and are now residents of Mohican, Ohio. He engaged in farming for a number of years and for a time followed the carpenter trade in Ashland. He is a Democrat and a member of Fairview Church. There were seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Dilgard: John C., the subject of this sketch; Clarence, who is associated in business with his brother in Ashland; Esther, married Leo Nell, lives at Ashland; Flora, Ralph, Thomas, and Glenn, all at home.

John C. Dilgard left school when he was in the seventh grade and came to Ashland and entered the employ of the Eagle Rubber Company. For a time be was also associated with the F. E. Myers & Bro. Company and Faultless Rubber Company. He became interested in automobile mechanics while in the employ of the local Buick garage, and also spent two years in the electrical business with Carl Brown. Since 1922 Mr. Dilgard has engaged in business for himself, having conducted a battery service station exclusively until 1926, at which time he became a dealer in automotive parts. His place of business is located at 312 Cleveland Avenue.

On July 9, 1922, Mr. Dilgard was united in marriage with Miss Beulah Cottrell, of Ashland, the daughter of William and Frances Cottrell. Mrs. Dilgard is a graduate nurse, having studied at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. To Mr. and Mrs. Dilgard have been born three children. Bettie Louise, born in June, 1925; Ruth Ann, born in November, 1927; and Charles Kenneth, born in February, 1929.

Mr. Dilgard is a Democrat, a member of the United Brethren Church and belongs to the Knights of Pythias.

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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