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Henry F. Harrod

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 640

HENRY F. HARROD
     one of the leading citizens of Cynthian township, treasurer of the Basinburg special school district, resides on his well-improved farm of ninety-two acres, located one and one-half miles northwest of Newport, O. He was born November 13, 1861, in Miami county, O., and is a son of John and Elizabeth Harrod, both of whom died in Miami
county.
    Henry F. Harrod was reared and received school and farm training in his native comity. When he came to Shelby county he worked on farms prior to his marriage and for one year afterward lived in Cynthian township and then moved to Darke county. After two years there he returned to Shelby county and located on his present farm, upon which he lived as a tenant for twenty-one years and then purchased and now owns ninety-two acres in one tract and twenty-three in another. In addition to cultivating
all his land with the exception of fourteen acres, which is one of the finest timber tracts in the county, he rents 100 acres lying directly across the road from his own property, for the past six years having also utilized this land in carrying on his agricultural industries. For twenty years he has been interested in handling stock, buying in Darke and Mercer as well as in Shelby county. Mr. Harrod also operates profitably a large gravel pit on his land. He has comfortable surroundings and substantial buildings and well represents in his practical management of his large affairs, that class, of Ohio farmers who succeed through industry and thorough knowledge of farming as a business.
    Mr. Harrod married Miss Rachel Short, a daughter of I. N. Short, now deceased, formerly of Cynthian township, and they have the following children: May, Elizabeth, Harry, Webster, Viola, and Cora and Dora, twins. All the children have been given educational advantages, the Basinburg special school district offering excellent opportunities, Mr. Harrod being one of its officials for the past three years and taking much interest in advancing its efficiency. He has always voted the democratic ticket and on many occasions has been called to public office, serving six years as assessor of Cynthian township, and elected in 1909 treasurer of this school district. Mr. Harrod and family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Newport, O.

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