Shelby County

Charles M. McCashen



Charles M. McCashen

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 520

     whose many interests make him a widely known man is one of the leading citizens of Perry township, where is situated his well improved farm of eighty acres. He was bom in Shelby county, O., October 5, 1867, and is a son of James and Mary (Stephenson) McCashen. The parents of Mr. McCashen are now among the highly valued retired residents of Sidney, O.  For many years they resided on their farm and there their children were born, three in number, namely: Charles M.; Leona, who is the widow of A. F. Pence; and Frank, who is a resident of Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. McCashen are members of the Baptist church at Sidney.
     Charles M. McCashen attended the public schools and assisted his father and, with the exception of seven years, during which period he was a traveling salesman for a blank book firm, he has been continuously interested in agricultural pursuits. He is a stockholder in a number of substantial business concerns, including: the Booker Gibbs Plow Company of Canton, O., Charles Harris Company, importers of fine wearing apparel at Canton; and The Geiger-Jones Company, also of that city, an investment-company.
     Mr. McCashen was married in September, 1890, to Miss Cora A. Woolley, a daughter of William and Jennie (Johnston) Woolley, and they have one daughter, Agnes, who is a student in the high school at Pemberton. The father of Mrs. McCashen was a wagonmaker by trade and engaged in farming during the most of his life.  Mr. and Mrs. Woolley reared the following children: Charles; Ora, wife of John Lorton; James; Daisy, now deceased, formerly the wife of Chester Staley; Frank: Harry; Grace, wife
of Wallace Lochard; William; and Cora A., wife of Mr. McCashen. As a citizen Mr. McCashen stands high and is president of the board of education in Perry township. He and family are active members of the Baptist church of which he is financial secretary and is also a member of the board of deacons.

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