Shelby County

William F. Meighen



William F. Meighen

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 490

     superintendent of the Shelby County Children's Home, was born in Shelby county, O., September 4, 1876 and is a son of John F. and Johanna (Bull) Meighen, and a grandson of Amos Meighen and of Hiram Bull, the former an early settler of Warren county and the latter of Shelby county.
     John F. Meighen was bom in Warren county, O., November 6, 1849, and now resides on his farm of eighty acres situated six and one-half miles southeast, of Sidney. He married Johanna Bull and they have three children: Minnie, wife of D. J. Simes; William F. and Edna May. Mr. Meighen is one of the highly respected citizens of Orange township and the family is well known in the neighborhood and is prominent in the Baptist church.
     William F. Meighen obtained his education in the schools of Miami county and until he accepted his present responsible position, devoted himself to farming and stock raising, in the meanwhile becoming so well and favorably known in the county's various welfare movements that his appointment as superintendent of the Children's Home in March, 1912, brought general satisfaction and public-approval. He has been twice married and to his first union one child was born that died when aged one year. His second marriage took place in 1908, to a daughter of John. S. and Victoria Stapleton, formerly farmers in Champaign county but now living retired at Christianburg, O.
Mrs. Meighen has one brother, Ulysses. She has been interested in this line of work almost all her life and possesses the temperament and personal attributes that admirably fit her for it. She has been connected with a number of public institutions, including the State Pythian Home at Springfield, O., the Masonic Home and the Children's Home of Miami county, O. Mr. and Mrs. Meighen are members of the Baptist church. In politics he is a democrat.

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