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

Publ.: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association
1905

Transcribed by Sharon Wick

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  FRANK H. REIGHARD, editor and proprietor of the Fulton County Tribune, was born in Swan Creek township, Fulton county, O., Oct. 8, 1867.  He is the son of George and Elizabeth Reighard.  George Reighard, also a native of Swan township, was born Nov. 24, 1846.  He has always resided on a farm in that township.  For many years he served as township trustee and for twenty years has been a member of the school-board.  The brothers and sisters of the subject of the sketch are Dell C., Sophia, Royal, Bert and Florence, all living at Delta, O., and all are married except Florence.  George Reighard is the son of Jacob Reighard, who settled in Swan Creek township in 1839, having come there from Holmes county, O.  He was an active citizen and died at the age of sixty-four years.  Elizabeth Reighard was the daughter of Thomas Elton, a native of Wiltshire, England, who came to Medina county, O., in 1854, and seven years later to Swan Creek township, Fulton county, where he located on a farm.  The maternal grandparents were both natives of Wiltshire county, England.  The subject of this sketch received his elementary education in the public schools of his home township.  He then attended the Fayette Normal, the Ohio Normal University at Ada and the University of Wooster.  After leaving Wooster he was with the Baltimore and Ohio railway for a time as civil engineer.  For ten years he followed the profession of teaching and was then elected township superintendent in 1893, serving two years.  Prior to his election to the office of county 1893, serving two years.  Prior to his election to the office of county surveyor (1895), in which capacity he served two terms, he taught school in his own township two years.  The paper of which Mr. Reighard is now the editor and proprietor and which was started in 1883 by "Al" Smith, deceased, was purchased by him Jan. 1, 1893.  Under the successful management of Mr. Reighard the circulation of the paper has been largely increased, not only in Fulton county but also in the adjoining counties.  The paper is now the official county organ of the Republican party.  Mr. Reighard is as a Knight Templar prominent in Masonic circles, having held various offices in the Council and Chapter degrees.  He is also a Knight of Pythias.  He married Miss Florence Tischer of Wauseon, a daughter of William and Sophronia Tischer, of German descent, who came from Medina county to this county in 1861.  They have had only one child, Helen by name, who died in infancy.
Source: The County of Fulton - A History of Fulton County, Ohio - Publ.: Madison, Wis. Northwestern Historical Association - 1905 - Page 515

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