Biography of Todd V. Simanton
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Todd V. Simanton, who is president of the Home Savings & Loan Company, of Ashland, is one of the representative business men of Ashland County. He was born in Clearereek Township, Ashland County, June 11, 1869, the son of Robert J. and Elizabeth (Vanostrand) Simanton.

Robert J. Simanton was a native of Northampton County, Pa., and one of the earliest settlers of Ashland County, where he engaged in general farming and stock raising. He was president of the old Ashland County Fair Company for ten years. He died Nov. 6, 1906. His wife, born in Clearcreek Township, died Nov. 16, 1919. Both are buried in the Ashland Cemetery. They were members of the Christian Church. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Simanton: Todd V., the subject of this sketch; Alda, and George, both deceased.

Todd V. Simanton received his education in the district schools of Clearcreek Township. He also attended Savannah Academy and Oberlin College. He served as a member of the building commission in the erection of the new Ashland County court house, and was chairman and treasurer of the building committee that built the new Methodist Social and Educational Building.

On Oct. 4, 1894, Mr. Simanton married Miss Della S. Imhoff, of Milton Township, Ashland County, the daughter of William G. and Martha (Brown) Imhoff, of Ashland County. To them were born four children: Martha Elizabeth, a teacher, Pleasant Street School, Ashland; Mildred, who died in 1910; Robert J., married Juliana McGuire, lives at Ormond, Fla.; and Frances W., who lives at home. Della S. (Imhoff) Simanton died Aug. 6, 1908. Mr. Simanton was married on Jan. 4, 1913, to Miss Martha M. Bryte.

Mr. Simanton is a Republican and has held the office of justice of the peace and township trustee in Clearfield Township. He and his wife hold membership in the First Methodist Episcopal Church.

Peter VanNordstrand, paternal grandfather of Todd V. Simanton, was a soldier in the War of 1812.

From:
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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