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C.G. Ginn

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 488

     who operates his excellent farm of ninety-two acres according to modem methods of agriculture and meets with very satisfactory returns, resides in Green township, Shelby county, six miles southeast of Sidney, in a very beautiful section of country. He was born in 1864, in Shelby county, O., three miles north of Sidney, and is a son of George and Ella (Wells) Ginn.
     George Ginn was born in Ireland and was brought to the United States by his parents when two years old. They settled on the west line of Shelby county, and there the son grew to manhood. When twenty-one years old he left home for the gold fields of California and for six years followed mining in that state but when he determined to locate permanently he returned to the East, settling first on land north of Sidney, 0.. where he remained until 1874, when he removed to White county, Ill.  For five years Mr. Ginn engaged in farming there but in 1879 came to Green township, Shelby county, settling on the above mentioned farm and here the remainder of his life was
passed, his death occurring at the age of seventy-three years. He was a well-known man, one widely informed, and had many friends in whatever section he chose to make his. home. He married Ella Wells, a daughter of James Wells and she survives, being now in her seventy-fourth year. Five children were born to George Ginn and wife: Wilbur A., who lives at Sanford. Fla.; C. G.; Charles Earl and Grace E., both of whom live at Cincinnati; and Sarah Frances, who lives with her mother and brother on the old homestead.
     C. G. Ginn attended the country schools and afterward enjoyed one term at Lebanon, O. He then returned home to assume charge of the home farm and here has continued to carry on general fanning and moderate stock raising to some extent. In politics he is a Republican and for seven years has served as assessor and as member of the school board. Since early manhood he has been identified with the Odd Fellows and belongs to the lower branch at Plattsville and the encampment at Sidney. With his mother and sister he attends the Methodist Episcopal church at Plattsville. Mr. Ginn is unmarried.

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