Biography of the Hon. Henry R. Endly
North Central Ohio Biographies

Hon. Henry R. Endly is a representative and widely known citizen of Richland County, who has been until recently successfully engaged in the insurance business in Mansfield as secretary and general manager of the Lincoln Mutual Indemnity Company. Within the past month he has, since retiring from the Lincoln Mutual Indemnity Company, organized The American Fair Mutual Indemnity Company of Norwalk, Ohio, and is serving the company as its secretary and general manager. He was born in this city, May 19, 1893, the son of E. R. and Jessemine I. (Reynolds) Endly.

E. R. Endly was born in Mansfield Dec. 31, 1859, and spent more than half a century in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He was also active in the management of two local theaters for a number of years. Mr. Endly lives retired. He is a Republican and has served as a member of the city council. He holds membership in the Methodist Church. Jessemine L. (Reynolds) Endly was born at Westfield, Ohio, July 31, 1868, and died May 22, 1907. She is buried at Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Endly were born four children: Edna, married T. M. Wolfe, lives at Athens, Ohio; Henry R., the subject of this sketch; Corwin C., a World War veteran, lives at Lima, Ohio, where he is agency manager for the Northern Ohio District of the Union Indemnity Company; and Robert, deceased.

Henry R. Endly grew up in Mansfield and received his education in the public schools. After his graduation from high school in 1911 he went to San Diego, Calif., where he became interested in the hardware business. Later, he took up insurance, and in 1915 returned to Ohio and entered the Insurance Department, State of Ohio, at Columbus. Two years later he organized the Great American Mutual Indemnity Company, of Mansfield, and became secretary and general manager of the company. The business was liquidated in 1926 and at that time ranked among the largest insurance companies of its type in the State of Ohio. In October, 1929, Mr. Endly was active in the organization of the Lincoln Mutual Indemnity Company, with headquarters in Mansfield. He has since served as the company's secretary and general manager. The offices are in the Mohican Building.

In 1912 Mr. Endly was united in marriage with Miss Lura Macy, the daughter of Edwin S. and Venda (Peterson) Macy, natives of Illinois, and now residents of San Diego, Calif. Mr. Macy, retired, was for many years a passenger conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Macy: Walter J., lives at San Diego; Lee E., lives at Columbus, Ohio; Glenn Z., lives at Mansfield, is a veteran of the World War; and Lura Endly. To Mr. and Mrs. Endly have been born three children: Edna M., born Oct. 7, 1913; Henry R., Jr., born March 20, 1916; and Margaret, born Dec. 6, 1920.

Mr. Endly has always been a Republican. In 1920 he was elected State Senator of the 84th General Assembly, and assumed office on Jan. 1, 1921, for a two year term. During 1923 he was state campaign manager for Senator Simeon D. Fess, who was elected over Atlee Pomerene for the United State Senate. He has also been a member of the Richland County Republican Committee.

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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