Shelby County


» Show All     «Prev «1 ... 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 ... 583» Next»     » Slide Show

P. Wright Quigley

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 695

     one of the enterprising young farmers of Franklin township, who, in association with his mother, owns 163 acres of very fine land, was born in Miami county, O., December 25, 1883, and is a son of Silas and Anna (Waggoner) Quigley.
     Silas Quigley and wife were born in Pennsylvania and after marriage came to Ohio, settling in Miami county, where their only child was born. He followed farming until his death on October 17, 1905, his burial being in Pearl cemetery, in Franklin township. He was a much respected man and a consistent member of the Lutheran church. In politics he was a democrat but was never a seeker for public office.
     P. Wright Quigley was given educational advantages, passing from the common schools into the Troy high school, where he was graduated and then became a student in Wittenberg College, where he spent three years but was recalled before graduating, on account of his father's death. In the spring of 1905 the family had removed to Franklin township and thus the responsibilities attending the managing of this large farm here fell upon the student's shoulders, a few months later. He assumed them with energy and fulfilled them with marked success and is numbered with the prosperous farmers and stock raisers of this section.
     Mr. Quigley was married December 25, on his birthday, 1910, to Miss Harriet Miller, who was born in Shelby county and is a daughter of George and Mary (Mason) Miller. The father of Mrs. Quigley is deceased but the mother survives and resides in Turtle Creek township. Mr. and Mrs. Quigley have one son, who has been given the name of Harold and was born October 25, 1911. They attend the Lutheran church. Mr. Quigley belongs to the order of the Knights of the Golden Eagle at Anna, O. In politics he does his own thinking and votes according to his matured judgment.

Owner/SourceSubmitted by: Diana (Souders) Smith
Linked toP. Wright Quigley

» Show All     «Prev «1 ... 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 ... 583» Next»     » Slide Show