Biography of J. L. Grindle
North Central Ohio Biographies

J. L. Grindle, who has served as clerk of the city school board of Ashland since 1914, is a native of Ohio. He was born on a farm near Shreve, Wayne County, May 19, 1870, the son of Henry T. and Catherine (Grimm) Grindle.

Henry T. Grindle, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born near Wooster, in Wayne County, and spent his early life as a farmer. He came to Ashland in 1875 and was interested in the stove business in this city, in partnership with a cousin, Mr. Thomas. Later, he engaged in the produce business and was thus engaged at the time of his death in 1903. His wife died in 1905. They are buried in Ashland. Mr. Grindle was a Republican, a member of the Church of God, and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic. His wife held membership in the Evangelical Church. Mr. and Mrs. Grindle were the parents of five children: H. S., deceased; I. E., lives at Ashland; Jane, lives at Cleveland; J. L., the subject of this sketch; and Asa K., lives at Ashland.

When he was five years old the parents of J. L. Grindle came to Ashland, and he was educated in the public schools of this city. After his graduation from high school he entered the employ of F. E. Myers & Bro. Company, with whom he was identified for a period of 16 years. In 1914 Mr. Grindle was elected clerk of the city school board, and has since served in that capacity.

In June, 1896, Mr. Grindle was married (first) to Miss Elizabeth Stahiheber, of Ashland, who died in June, 1905. To them were born two Sons: C. L., born May 21, 1900, a graduate of Ashland High School, class of 1918; and Howard E., born June 30, 1904, a graduate of Ashland High School, class of 1921. The former is identified with the Mohican Rubber Company, and the latter with the Ohio Public Service Company. Mr. Grindle was married (second) to Miss Louise Parkison, of Mansfield, in 1922.

Mr. Grindle is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the Ashland Country Club. He lives at 302 West Washington Street.

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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