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B.S. Cecil

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 611

B. S. CECIL, who is a well known citizen of Dawson, where he is engaged in the blacksmith business, is a native of Shelby county, born at Oran, O., a son of E.'R. and Sarah(Whitney) Cecil. The father died in Cynthian township at the age of forty-four years and the mother died when aged thirty years. They had five children, three of whom are deceased, the two survivors living in Shelby county. The father was a veteran of the Civil war and his record was that of a brave man.
B. S. Cecil celebrated his forty-fifth birthday on October 5, 1912. He was reared on the home farm and obtained his education in Cynthian township and at Oran and in early manhood engaged in farming but later learned the blacksmith trade and has been established in his own shop at Dawson for the past sixteen years. He is known as an excellent workman and there is never a time when he is not busy. He not only does blacksmith work but all kinds of repairing.
Mr. Cecil married Mrs. Florence Louella (Cornell) Mills, widow of Charles Mills, and they have had the following children: Goldie May, deceased; Albert E., Lester C., Clifford L., and Murrey Leo, deceased. Mr. Cecil belongs to the independent wing of the republican party but has never been willing to accept any office other than membership on the school board, for the past four years having been president of the Houston Special School District of Loramie township. He is one of the town's sturdy and reliable citizens and is held in general esteem.


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