Biography of F. Harold Garrison
North Central Ohio Biographies

F. Harold Garrison is one of the popular young business men of Mansfield, where he is treasurer of the Richland Electric Company. He was born on a farm in Madison Township, Richland County, Aug. 8, 1904, the son of Francis W. and Nellie (Hagerman) Garrison.

Francis W. Garrison is a prosperous farmer of Madison Township, Richland County, and has spent all his life in that section. He is a Republican and holds membership in the First Lutheran Church. Mr. Garrison is the son of Thomas and Anna Garrison, natives of Williams County, Ohio, who settled in Madison Township at an early date. Both are buried in the Windsor Cemetery. Nellie (Hagerman) Garrison was born in Weller Township, Richland County, the daughter of Gurley and Nettie Hagerman, who were natives of Weller Township and prosperous farmers of that township. Mr. Hagerman is deceased and is buried in Franklin Cemetery. His widow lives at Mansfield. To Francis W. and Nellie (Hagerman) Garrison were born five children: William Lloyd, lives at Mansfield; Earl Thompson, lives at Findlay, Ohio; F. Harold, the subject of this sketch; Raymond Scott, lives in Madison Township; and Mary Viola, married William Nice, lives at Columbus, Ohio.

The boyhood of F. Harold Garrison was spent on his father's farm and he attended the Madison Township schools, and Mansfield High School. For a time he was employed in the clerical department of the Ohio Textile Products Company, Mansfield, and in September, 1923, became associated with the Richland Electric Company as a clerk. He was appointed treasurer of the company in April, 1925.

The Richland Electric Company was incorporated in 1909. They conduct a retail business in electrical goods and equipment and also are well known as electrical contractors. Among the large contracts handled by the firm may be mentioned the following: Farmers Bank Building, Richland Bank Building, Citizens National Bank, Mansfield-Leland Hotel, Mansfield Telephone Company, and Walpark Building. They have offices at 14 North Diamond Street.

Mr. Garrison is a Republican, a member of Venus Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 152, and Baku Grotto, and to the Cool Ridge Golf Club.

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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