Shelby County

David A. McKinstry

Male 1872 - Yes, date unknown


D.A. McKinstry

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 619

     one of the successful farmers of Cynthian township, resides on the old McKinstry farm in section 26, which comprises eighty acres of well tiled, productive land situated seven miles from Sidney, O. He was born in Mifflin county, Pa., February 22, 1872, and is a son of David and Sarah (Hoover) McKinstry.
     The parents of Mr. McKinstry were born in Pennsylvania and resided in Mifflin county until 1886, when they came to Shelby county, O., and purchased the present home farm in Cynthian township, on which they still reside, living somewhat retired. Their four children were all born in Pennsylvania, namely: Allen, Elizabeth, D. A. and Addie, D. A. being the only survivor. David McKinstry is a democrat in politics. He and wife are members of the Brethren church.
     D. A. McKinstry was fourteen years of age when he accompanied his parents to Shelby county, and he completed his education here by attending school for one year afterward in Turtle Creek township. His time has been largely given to attending to the various farm industries. He is a stanch democrat and is willing to work for the success of his party but has never consented to fill any political office other than one connected with the public schools and for seven years he has been treasurer of the Forest special school district board of education. He and parents are widely known and all are held in esteem by their neighbors.       

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