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Source:
The County of Fulton
A History of Fulton County, Ohio

Publ.: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association
1905

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  GEORGE F. BEATTY is one of the thorough and popular hotel en of Fulton county, being proprietor of the Hotel Beatty, at Lyons, and he is also a dealer in all kinds of agricultural implements and machinery, being one of the well-known and reliable business men of this part of the county.  He was born in Chesterfield township, Fulton county, on the 16th of June 1850, and is a representative of one of the pioneer families of the county.  He is a son of Holoway H. and Elizabeth (Jefferson) Beatty, both of whom were born in Sussex county, N. J., the respective families having been established in America in the Colonial era.  Holoway and Elizabeth Beatty came to Fulton county in 1845, passing the first three yeas in Royalton township and the removing to Chesterfield township, where the father purchased eighty acres of land, in Section 24, reclaiming the same from the wilds and eventually developing a good farm.  There both he and his wife remained until death.  He died in1879, aged seventy-seven years, and she passed away in 1887, aged seventy-nine years.  They came the parents of eight children, namely: Nancy, who is the wife of James Stutesman; Margaret, who is the wife of Henry Fisher; Sidney S., who is a resident of Morenci, Mich.; Julia who is the wife of William Gates; Mahala,  who is the wife of Isaac Davidson; Elizabeth, who is the wife of George Gorham, and George F. whose name initiates this sketch.  The last named was the youngest of the family and was reared on the homestead farm, while he received such educational advantages as were afforded in the common schools of the locality.  On attaining his majority he engaged in farming and dealing in live stock, in which he continued until 1900, being very successful in his operations and becoming the owner of the fine farm property in Chesterfield township.  In the year mentioned he engaged in the hotel business in Lyons, and he has shown himself admirably fitted for the business, his house being most popular with the traveling public, which fact is the best voucher as to its being ably conducted.  He purchased the hotel property in 1902, and he still owns his homestead farm, in Chesterfield township.  In March, 1905, he engaged in the agricultural implement business, giving the same his personal supervision and having the agency for a number of the leading manufactories of implements and machinery, and he is securing a representative patronage in this department of his enterprise.  In politics he is a Democrat, and he is affiliated with Royalton Union Lodge, No. 434, F. & A. M.  In 1875 Mr. Beatty was united in marriage to Miss Emma Sellers, who was born and reared in Chesterfield township, being a daughter of John and Lavina 9Sanford) Sellers.  Of this union five children have been born; Holoway H. is at the hotel with his father; Johnston is in charge of the homestead farm; Ada, who became the wife of Warren Acker, is deceased; and Lizzie and Libbie are twins, the former being the wife of Eugene Tuckerman, and the latter the wife of Wilton Johnston.  William E. is at home in Lyons.
Source: The County of Fulton - Publ: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association - 1905 - Page 258
  SYLVESTER PARKER BISHOP, M. D., a distinguished physician and surgeon of Delta, is a native of Licking county, Ohio, where he was born Dec. 3, 1839.  He is the son of Zebina and Pluma (Myrick) Bishop, both natives of Canada, where they were married and whence they emigrated to Licking county early in married life.  In 1856 they removed to Williams county and there ended their days, he dying at the age of eighty-three and she at eighty years.  Zebina Bishop, who was a mechanic by occupation, and wife were the parents of seven children, three sons and four daughters.   Their names follow:  Edwin, who died in infancy; Ellen, the wife of B. A. Clark, of Bryan; Julia who married Henry Barnes, and died in Granville O.; Sylvester Parker; Estella, now Mrs. Jonas McCoy, of Pulaski, O.; Caroline, now Mrs. Amos Lorah, of Hicksville, and Edwin P., a farmer, of Bryan.  Sylvester Parker Bishop received his elementary education in the public schools of Bryan, began his professional studies at the medical department of the University of Michigan, and took his degree at Bellevue Hospital college in New York City, graduating in 1865.  He located at Delta in the spring of 1864, and here has been in continuous practice since that time.  He is an active members of the Fulton County Medical Society, of the State, Tri-State, Northwestern and American Medical Associations, being prominent in each.  In 1881 he served as delegate to the International Congress of Physicians and Surgeons in London and again at Washington in 1887.  For seven years he served and again at Washington in 1887.  For seven years he served in the capacity of Surgeon of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company.  In the affairs of the Masonic fraternity Dr. Bishop takes a very active part, holding membership in the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Toledo Commandery, No. 7, Knights Templar, having taken all of these degrees in 1881; is a member of the A. A. Scottish Rites at Toledo, Valley of Cleveland, and Lake Erie Consistory, and is now a charter member of Toledo Consistory S. P. R. S., Thirty-second degree.  In politics he is identified with the Republican party and in religions matters with the Methodist Episcopal church.  On Feb. 1, 1866, at Bryan, the Doctor was married to Miss Florence Dobbs, a daughter of Judge Joshua Dobbs.  Four children have been born to these parents, three of whom are still living.  They are: Eudora, supervising principal of Drawing and Art in the Fostoria, O., city schools; Opal, the wife of C. P. Geer, of Delta; Parker Selwyn, a graduate of the Detroit College of Medicine of the class of 1901, and now associated in the practice of medicine with his father.
Source: The County of Fulton - Publ: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association - 1905 - Page 270

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