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Kirby Threldkeld

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 666

KIRBY THRELKELD
    who has been identified with the grain business at Jackson Center, O., for eight years and conducts a mill and grain elevator here, was born at Shelbyville, Shelby county, Ky., December 29, 1872, and is a son of Elijah and Mary Ellen Threlkeld, both of whom survive and now reside at St. Joseph, Mo. Kirby Threlkeld was four years old when his parents moved to Missouri, where he was reared and attended the public schools and later Hardin College. Afterward he came to Fayette county, O., to leam telegraphing and subsequently was made operator
and agent at Jackson Center for the D. T. & I. A., and continued for eight years. For about eighteen months he was with the Baughman Lumber Company of Jackson Center as manager, and then became assistant cashier of the old Farmers & Merchants Bank, which, after reorganization, became the First National Bank of Jackson Center. Mr. Threlkeld remained with the bank for a year and a half and then purchased a one-half interest in the mill and elevator of G. E. Allinger & Son, the mill plant having been erected by Allinyer & Woodcock. The firm of Allinger & Threlkeld succeeded and continued for three years, when Mr. Threlkeld purchased his partner's interest and assumed entire ownership. He did an extensive business but a fire that attacked his plant in December, 1912, swept everything away, his elevator at that time having about fifteen thousand dollars worth of grain destroyed. Steps will probably soon be taken to rebuild and
possibly on a still larger scale. Mr. Threlkeld is not a man to permit business disasters to discourage him. He has always been an active and public spirited citizen and enjoys public confidence and esteem. A democrat in politics, he has always declined public office for himself.  Mr. Threlkeld married Miss Nevada E. Hall, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Hall, the former of whom is deceased, but the latter lives at Jackson Center, where Mrs. Threlkeld was born. Mr. and Mrs. Threlkeld have one son, Wayne Hall. They have a very handsome residence which is situated on South Main street, Jackson Center. He is identified with the Odd Fellows.


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