Biography of Dr. Leonard C. Nigh
North Central Ohio Biographies

Leonard C. Nigh, M. D. One of the capable and widely known young physicians and surgeons of Richland County is Doctor Nigh, who is engaged in the practice of his profession at Mansfield, with offices at 123 North Mulberry Street. He was born at Carey, Wyandotte County, Ohio, April 6, 1895, the son of Charles W. and Alpharetta (Carothers) Nigh.

Charles W. Nigh was born in Wyandotte County, Ohio, in 1855. He engaged in general farming and stock raising during his entire life and died at Carey in 1901. His wife died in 1926. Mr. Nigh was a Republican, a member of the Lutheran Church, and belonged to the Knights of Pythias and Carey Lodge, F. & A. M. Leonard C., the subject of this sketch, was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Nigh.

Charles W. Nigh was the son of Israel Nigh, who was born at Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pa. He was among the first settlers of Wyandotte County, Ohio, where he became a successful farmer. Alpharetta (Carothers) Nigh was the daughter of James and Catherine Carothers, both of whom were natives of LaGrange, Ind. They later lived at Carey, Ohio, where Mr. Carothers became well known as a manufacturer of farm implements.

Leonard C. Nigh received his early education in the public schools of Carey, Ohio, and was graduated from high school in 1914. He received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg College in 1919, and subsequently entered the Medical College of the University of Cincinnati, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1923. Doctor Nigh then served as interne at St. Joseph's Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., during 1923 and 1924, and in the latter year established offices at Mansfield.

During the World War Doctor Nigh enlisted in the Medical Reserve Corps, which became a unit of the Student Army Training Corps.

On Sept. 3, 1918, Doctor Nigh was united in marriage with Miss Ivalee Bussey, the daughter of George and Nannie Bussey, natives of Virginia. Mr. Bussey lives in Clarke County, Ohio. His wife is deceased.

Doctor Nigh is a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, and belongs to Frank H. Marquis Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 690, Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 28, Omega Upsilon Phi fraternity, and Lions Club. He is identified with the Richland County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He is also a member of the staff of the Mansfield General Hospital.

Politically, Doctor Nigh is a Democrat.

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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