Biography of Jackson Tinney
Ottawa & Sandusky Counties, OH Biographies





JACKSON TINNEY (deceased) was born in Niagara county, N. Y., June 15, 1832, and died at Greensburg, Ohio, June 24, 1891. His father, Stephen Tinney, was a native of Massachusetts, and his mother, Julia Scott, was born in New York. When Jackson was only one year old his parents moved to Lenawee county, Mich., where they remained six years, thence removing to Ohio, and settling in Scott township, Sandusky county, in the spring of 1839, where the family has since resided. He was the third son in a family of four children.

On July 4, 1863, be was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Inman, daughter of William Inman, one of the pioneer settlers of Scott township; as a result of this union two children have been born, one son and one daughter. His wife and children survive him. His worth as a citizen was appreciated, as is shown by the fact that be was several times elected township clerk, while in 1890 he served as appraiser of the real estate of Scott township, to the great satisfaction of the public and with credit to himself. He was a man of honesty and upright character. On the day before his death he worked as usual in the field, but in the evening complained of feeling ill, and took some home remedies, thinking he would feel better in the morning. About midnight he rapidly grew worse, and died early Wednesday morning of heart disease before a physician could be summoned. His health failed about one year before his death when he had an attack of the "'grip," from which he never recovered. He died June 24, 1891. His funeral occurred on Friday following his death from the M. E. Church, of Greensburg, the services being preached by Rev. S. Kaiser, of Gibsonburg, the text selected being Matthew vi: 25. The interment was made in Metzger Cemetery.

Mrs. Tinney, widow of our subject, was born at Fremont, March 7, 1841. When she was a child her parents came to Scott township, where her father cleared a farm and made a home for himself and family. For fourteen years he was assessor of Scott township, and was an esteemed citizen of the community in which he lived. Mrs. Tinney was educated in the public schools of Scott township.

Alfred W. Tinney, the son of Jackson Tinney, was born May 7, 1864, on the farm where he now lives. He was educated in the common schools of the township, in the Fremont High School, and Normal at Ada. For several years he has been one of the most successful teachers of Sandusky county, and is pronounced by those who know him as one of the ablest young men of Scott township. In addition to his school work he carries on the old farm of his father as well as a small farm of his own. He is always found attending to his business, never haying any time for the frivolous things of life. Cora, his sister, now Mrs. Kleinhen, was born August 8, 1868, and acquired a common school education at home. She was married June 2, 1893, to Oscar Kleinhen, and they now live at Tinney; they have one child, Ida Loree, born August, 1894.

From:
Commemorative Biograohical Record
of the Counties of
Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio
J. H. Beers & Co. 1896


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