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Parker L. Stafford

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

    who is one of the leading business men of Maplewood, O., where he
owns and conducts a general store, was born in Salem township, Shelby
county, O., March 11, 1877, and is a son of Robert and Bicey
(Louthain) Stafford. The father was born in Virginia but passed the
greater part of his active life on his farm of 109 acres, which he
still owns in Salem township, and now lives retired at Maplewood. In
politics he has always been a democrat. Parker L. Stafford, the only
one of his parents' children to survive childhood, obtained his
education in the public schools. When twelve years old he went to
work in the store of J. K. Dunson, at Maplewood and continued until
1896, when, in partnership with O. A. Dunson, he bought the store of
his employer. The firm of Stafford & Dunson continued until 1900,
when Mr. Stafford bought his partner's interest and has since been
sole proprietor. As an additional business interest he operates a
huckster wagon
through the county.
    In 1901 Mr. Stafford was married to Miss Myrtle Stephenson, who was
born in Salem township, a daughter of James and Delia (Stiles)
Stephenson, farming people, well known and highly respected. Mrs.
Stafford has two younger sisters: Ethel, who is the wife of C. C.
Steenrod; and Alma. Mr. and Mrs. Stafford have three sons: Donald E.,
James Arthur Cecil, and Harold Robert. Mr. Stafford is one of the
trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church at Maplewood, to which the
family belongs. He is identified fraternally with the Knights of
Pythias and the Knights of the Golden Eagle, both of Maplewood. At
present Mr. Stafford is serving with entire satisfaction as treasurer
of Salem township, elected to this important office on the democratic

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