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Hon. Martin Quinlisk

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 723

HON. MARTIN QUINLISK
     a retired farmer now residing at Sidney, O., occupying his comfortable residence of No. 433 S. Main street, is one of the leading men of Shelby county and for many years was active and useful in public office. He was born in Ireland, August 1, 1845, and is a son of Patrick and Catherine (Gleason) Quinlisk.
     In 1848 the parents of Mr. Quinlisk came to America and for several years they lived on a farm in Butler county, O., in 1852 coming to Shelby county and renting a farm in Orange township for ten years. Patrick Quinlisk then bought a farm in Green township, containing 120 acres and continued to live there until the close of his life, when aged about sixty years. He and wife were members of the Catholic church.
     Martin Quinlisk was only a boy when his father rented land in Orange township, and he became so attached to that place that in later years he bought the same farm, containing 160 acres. He attended school when his father could spare him and helped to clear and drain the Green township farm. He owns 230 acres all located in Orange township and carried on farming and stock raising until in February, 1911, when he came to Sidney. He has always been a stanch democrat and an effective party worker and in 1893 was elected a member of the board of county commissioners and served until September 19, 1900, a period of six years and nine months. He served also on the fair board for four years, for three years being president of that body. His party had higher honors still for Mr. Quinlisk, in the spring of 1912 placing him on
the democratic ticket for state representative, and his election followed in November, 1912. Mr. Quinlisk is admirably qualified for high public office, being a man of superior judgment and of known personal integrity.
     In 1877 Mr. Quinlisk was married to Miss Elizabeth Maloney, who was born in Miami county, O. They are members of the Catholic church and Mr. Quinlisk belongs to the fraternal order of Knights of Columbus.

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