Shelby County

Frank M. Sayre



Frank M. Sayre

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 470

     secretary and treasurer of The Farmers Grain and Milling Company, at Sidney, O., one of the large business enterprises of Shelby county, was born in Adams township, Champaign county, O. one mile east of the Shelby county line, September 13, 1868, and is a son of Thomas J. and Margaret (Souder) Sayre.
     Thomas J. Sayre was born also on the above farm in Adams township which land had been entered, from the government by his father, Ziba P. Sayre. He married Margaret Souder, who was born at Quincy, Logan county, O., a daughter of Daniel L. Souder, who had come to Ohio from Georgetown, Md., when a boy of sixteen years. Mrs. Sayre passed away in 1902 but Mr. Sayre survives.
     Frank M. Sayre was reared to the age of sixteen years in his native county and there attended school and completed his education after coming to Shelby county, in 1883. He was Just twenty-one years of age when he began to teach school, and, finding the work congenial, continued for fourteen years, becoming widely known and very highly esteemed all over the county. Later he became station agent at North Creek, O., for the Clover Leaf Railroad Company, resigning that position to become secretary and treasurer of the Farmers Grain and Milling Company at Sidney, in February, 1912.

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