Biography of John C. Shambaugh
North Central Ohio Biographies

John Carlton Stambaugh. As publisher of the Daily Globe in Shelby. John Carlton Stambaugh is widely known among newspaper men in North Central Ohio. He was born at Shelby, Nov. 17, 1875, the son of Samuel F. and Mary E. (Moore) Stambaugh.

Samuel F. Stambaugh was born in Perry County, Ohio, where he was educated. He also attended Eastman College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He came to Shelby about 1865 as secretary of the Buckeye Mutual Insurance Company, with whom he was identified until 1891. He then went to Atchison, Kas., where he owned and published the Democrat Daily Patriot until 1897. Upon his return to Shelby he became interested in the real estate and insurance business, in which he is engaged at the present time. Mr. Stambaugh is a Democrat and a member of the Lutheran Church. Mary E. (Moore) Stambaugh, who was born in Crawford County, Ohio, died in 1909, and is buried in Shelby. To Mr. and Mrs. Stambaugh were born three children: John Carlton, the subject of this sketch; Mary Grace, who died in 1930, was the wife of R. L. Caster, who is identified with the Daily Globe, Shelby; and Luther Earl, who died in 1908.

John Carlton Stambaugh received his education in the public schools of Shelby and of Midland College, Atchison, Kas. He became interested in the newspaper business with his father during his college career and worked on the Democrat Daily Patriot at Atchison. He returned to Shelby in 1898 and two years later, in partnership with Charles Moore, R. L. Caster, and A. J. Kern, founded the Daily Globe. During the latter part of 1900 the interests of Messrs. Caster and Kern were purchased by Messrs. Moore and Stambaugh, and in 1919, Mr. Moore disposed of his interest in the publication to J. B. Stambaugh, of Ada, Ohio, who is still associated with the enterprise. He is an uncle of John Carlton Stambaugh. The Daily Globe has enjoyed a phenomenal growth during its thirty years of publication and it is recognized as one of the dependable newspapers of this section of the state.

In 1913 Mr. Stambaugh was united in marriage with Miss Florence Horner, the daughter of William and Alma (Seidel) Horner, of Crawford County, Ohio. For a number of years Mr. Horner successfully engaged in the laundry business at Shelby and is now interested in general farming. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Stambaugh, Martha Jane, a student, and John Carlton, Jr., who is deceased.

Mr. Stambaugh has always been a Democrat. He holds membership in the Lutheran Church and belongs to B. P. O. Elks, No. 56; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Knights of Pythias; and Modern Woodmen of America.

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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