Biography of Aaron D. Pardee
North Central Ohio Biographies

Aaron D. Pardee. Widely known throughout North Central Ohio is Aaron D. Pardee, who is a member of one of the representative families of Wadsworth. He was born here, June 23, 1899, the son of Evelyn Sutluff and Mary V. (Dague) Pardee.

Evelyn Sutliff Pardee was born at Wadsworth, Sept. 14, 1853. He married (first) Olive Donat, on July 10, 1877. She died Jan. 9, 1882. He later married Mary V. Dague, of Danville, Ill., May 16, 1899. He died Jan. 26, 1906.

Evelyn Sutliff Pardee was the youngest son of Aaron and Evelyn B. (Eyles) Pardee. He was born in New York, Oct. 8, 1808, and his wife was a native of Connecticut, born March 30, 1807. Aaron Pardee came to Ohio in 1824 and settled on a farm near Wadsworth. He was a school teacher and farmer. He served as constable and deputy sheriff and later studied law, being admitted to the Ohio bar in December, 1837. He became a prominent lawyer of Medina County and served one term in the Ohio Legislature. His children were: William Eyles, born June 6, 1829, judge of the Court of Appeals, lives in Akron; Henry C., born April 27, 1831, died Oct. 26, 1894; Almira Susan, born Jan. 17, 1835, married in 1856 to John G. Houston, and she died Aug. 24, 1890; Don Albert, born March 29, 1837, served as circuit judge in Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia, and died Sept. 19, 1919. He married Julia E. Hard, who died Feb. 16, 1897; George K., born March 1, 1839, married Caroline Hard, and he died Jan. 7, 1893; Frances Mary, born Dec. 25, 1844, died Sept. 24, 1873, was married in 1868 to Vance P. Wilkins, who died in May, 1876; Charles Aaron, born May 30, 1847, died March 31, 1848; Eleanor, born Sept. 5, 1850, married in 1871 to Dr. Wallace A. Briggs, and she died Jan. 22, 1924; and Evelyn Sutliff, father of the subject of this sketch.

To Evelyn Sutliff and Olive (Donat) Pardee one son was born, Don Aaron, who is a graduate of Buchtel College.

Evelyn Sutliff Pardee became a prominent attorney of Medina County and served as a member of the Ohio Senate. He was also mayor of Wadsworth from 1888 until 1894 and served as a member of the Wadsworth School Board for 12 years and as justice of the peace.

Aaron D. Pardee has always lived in Wadsworth. He is a graduate of Wadsworth High School, class of 1919. Mr. Pardee has had numerous real estate interests in the city.

On Sept. 28, 1929, Mr. Pardee married Miss Edna L. Reed, of Clarksburg, W. Va., born Oct. 10, 1909, the daughter of James J. and Ida (Trush) Reed, of Wadsworth Township. They have a son, James Aaron, born Aug. 7, 1930.

Mr. Pardee is a Republican, a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and belongs to Wadsworth Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 385.

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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