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)
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
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
North Central Ohio Biographies
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