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John H. Mathers

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 326

JOHN H. MATHERS
     About the first of this generation was John H. Mathers, born February 25, 1830, in Mifflintown, Juniata county, Penn., of splendid lineage. His early education was directed by his grandfather, the Rev. John Hutchinson, a Presbyterian divine, and the doctrines of that faith were early instilled in the boy. He graduated from Jefferson College with a good record, studied law with his father, was made district attorney, came to Sidney in 1856, and formed a partnership with Judge Conklin. He was three times made prosecuting attorney and in 1863 went into a law firm with his father-in-law, Judge Thompson, whose daughter Elizabeth he had just married. He had a son Hugh, the present common pleas judge, and two daughters, Jean and Loucretia. He died April 29, 1875. A man of culture and learning whose close application to business won him a lucrative practice. 


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