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John D. Partington

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 704

JOHN D. PARTINGTON
     whose name carries weight all over Shelby county, O., where he is known as a representative and substantial citizen, resides on his farm of 131 acres which is situated in Perry township and owns also a farm of eighty acres, lying in Miami county, and additionally owns large blocks of stock in the Fanners Telephone Company, was bom in October, 1860, in Green township, Shelby county.
     The parents of Mr. Partington, Edwin and Jemima (Partington) Partington, for many years were highly respected fanning people of Shelby county, in which the mother was born and still survives, being now in her eighty-third year, and a cherished member of the household of her son, John D. Partington. The father was bom in Indiana and died in Shelby county, O., in November, 1904, his burial being in the Pascoe Cemetery. His children all survive, as follows: Joseph H., John D., Mary, William E., Edward
W. and Mark E., Mary being the wife of William Middleton.
     In the public schools of his native county, John D. Partington secured his education and continued to work for his father until he reached his majority and afterward, for three years, worked with him on shares. He then started out for himself and in 1903 purchased the homestead from the other heirs and has continued here. On March 21, 1896, he was married to Miss Letha M. Chrisman, who was bom in Shelby county, a daughter of David and Sarah E. (Latimer) Chrisman, the former of whom, a native of Miami county, O., is now deceased, his burial taking place at Plattsville. The mother of Mrs. Partington resides on a farm in Green township, her children being: Letha M.; Albert E.; Harriet I., who is the wife of Fred Hagerman; and Joseph C. Mr. and Mrs. Partington have one child, to whom they are giving parental love and care although he is not their own. He was born in October, 1909, and his name is Leo Millard, and since he was eight weeks old he has been fortunate enough to find a tender father and mother in Mr. and Mrs. Partington and Judging by his beauty and intelligence, he gives promise of becoming a great comfort to his foster parents. They are members of the Universalist church. In his political views, Mr. Partington is a democrat.

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