Biography of the Hon. Charles H. Huston
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Hon. Charles H. Huston, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Richland County, is a distinguished member of the Richland County bar, and a veteran of the World War. He was born in Butler Township, Richland County, July 27, 1871, the son of James and Dorcas (Ziegler) Huston.

James Huston was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Franklin Township, Richland County, Feb. 22, 1842, a member of a well known pioneer family of this section. Throughout his life Mr. Huston was a farmer. He retired in 1910 and died in 1922. His wife, born in Butler Township, Richland County, in 1842, died in 1880. Both are buried at Shenandoah, Ohio. Mr. Huston was a Democrat and held the offices of township trustee and school director. He belonged to the Church of God. To Mr. and Mrs. Huston were born nine children, as follows: Carrie, married Jesse Esbunshade, lives at Shenandoah; Charles H., the subject of this sketch; R. R., farmer, lives at Greenwich, Ohio; Ransom H., twin brother of R. R., farmer, lives at Shiloh, Ohio; Rosella, married Arthur France, both deceased; a twin of Rosella died in infancy; Jesse, farmer, lives at Greenwich; Bertha, married Ernest White, lives at Greenwich; and O. J., cashier of the First National Bank, Greenwich.

Charles H. Huston grew up on his father's farm in Richland County and attended the district schools. He attended the Shiloh High School, and received the degree of Bachelor of Science from Tri State College, Angola, Ind., in 1894. He then taught school for several terms and subsequently entered the College of Law, Ohio State University, from which he received the degree of LL. B. in 1897. He has since been admitted to practice in the Federal courts and throughout his long professional career has been located in Mansfield. He has been a member of the firms of Laser & Huston, Huston & Marquis, and Huston & Hutchison. He was associated in practice with his son, Henry P., the firm being known as Huston & Huston, until he was elected Judge of the Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 4, 1930, and is now serving in that capacity.

On June 20, 1900, Mr. Huston married Miss Marie Pettker, the daughter of William and Hannah Pettker, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Springfield, Iowa. Both are deceased and are buried at St. Louis, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Huston have two children: Henry P., a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history; and Margaret E., attends Mansfield High School, member of the class of 1931.

During the Spanish American War, Mr. Huston enlisted as a private in Company M, Eighth Ohio Regiment. In 1913 he was on military duty at Dayton during the flood, and during 1916-17 served on the Mexican border as a captain of Supply Company, Eighth Ohio Regiment. He saw service during the World War and served with the rank of major, 112th Ammunition Train, 37th Division. He is a member of the 37th Division Veterans Association, 112th Ammunition Train Veterans Association, Company M, Veterans Association, American Legion, McVey Post, No. 16, and United Spanish War Veterans, Camp No. 17.

Judge Huston is affiliated with Mansfield Lodge, No. 35, Free and Accepted Masons; Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree; B. P. O. Elks, No. 56; and Exchange Club. He belongs to the Richland County Bar Association, Richland County Law Library Association, and Ohio State Bar Association.

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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