Biography of Edwin J. Kingsbury
North Central Ohio Biographies

Edwin J. Kingsbury. One of the prominent citizens and substantial business men of Norwalk was Edwin J. Kingsbury, deceased, who was a director of the Citizens National Bank. He was born in Peru Township, Huron County, Oct. 1, 1848, the son of Jesse and Lucy (Peck) Kingsbury.

Both Jesse Kingsbury and his wife were natives of Cayuga County, N. Y. They settled in Huron County during the early days and became well known residents of Peru Township, where Mr. Kingsbury owned and operated a tannery. Their children were: Charlotte, Euretta Frances, Mary Angeline, Blanche, and Edwin J., the subject of this sketch.

Edwin J. Kingsbury grew up in Huron County and attended the district schools. He became successful as a farmer and for ten years was also superintendent of the Huron County Infirmary.

On June 25, 1873, Mr. Kingsbury was united in marriage with Miss Anna E. Brightman, the daughter of Alvin and Pamelia (Douglass) Brightman, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. To them were born two daughters: Grace Kingsbury Simmons, lives at 82 West Main Street, Norwalk; and Euretta Pamelia Beiter, lives at 1004 24th St., N. E., Canton, Ohio.

Politically, Mr. Kingsbury was a Republican, and he attended the Presbyterian Church.

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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