Biography of William C. McCullough
North Central Ohio Biographies

William C. McCullough. Outstanding among the successful business men of Wooster is William C. McCullough, who is identified with the firm of Bevington & McCullough, furniture dealers and funeral directors. He was born in East Union Township, Wayne County, Dec. 18, 1875, the son of W. D. and Rebecca A. (Cook) McCullough.

W. D. McCullough was a native of Crawford County, Ohio, born Sept. 8, 1836. He was a school teacher and farmer, and died May 26, 1905. His wife was born in East Union Township, Wayne County, Oct. 5, 1837, and died Aug. 20, 1924. Both are buried in Apple Creek Cemetery, Wayne County.

As a boy, William C. McCullough attended the district schools of Apple Creek. He also studied at Wooster College and at the age of 23 years began his teaching career. He spent seven years in the schools of East Union and Salt Creek townships, after which he entered the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Nine years later he became superintendent of the Wayne County's Children's Home, and served in that capacity for ten years. In March, 1920, Mr. McCullough became identified with the firm of Bevington & McCullough, which is located at 228 West Liberty Street. In the early part of 1931 they closed out the furniture part of their business and are continuing as funeral directors exclusively.

On Oct. 4, 1899, Mr. McCullough was united in marriage with Miss Sarah C. Lautenschlager, the daughter of Martin and Lydia Lautenschiager, both deceased. They have two sons: Martin E., born in 1905, is a graduate of Wooster College, class of 1926, married Miss Evelyn Bennett, lives at Cleveland, Ohio; and Walter Thomas, born in 1908, is also a graduate of Wooster College, class of 1929.

In politics Mr. McCullough is identified with the Democratic party. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Kiwanis 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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