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Source:
History of Greene County, Ohio,
its people, industries & institutions
by Hon. M. A. Broadstone, Editor in Chief -
Vol. I. & II.
Publ. B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.,
 Indianapolis, Ind.
1918
 

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  CLARENCE A. LINDSAY, M. D.    Dr. Clarence A. Lindsay, a young colored physician at Xenia, was born in that city on June 1891, son and only child of Dr. Frank T. and Florence A. (Kirk) Lindsay, the former of whom died in the summer of 1910 and the latter of whom is still living, now performing the office of matron of the girls department of Wilberforce University.
     Dr. Frank T. Lindsay, who for years was a physician at Xenia, was born south of hte Mason and Dixon line and as a young man came North.  After a course in Oberlin College he entered Howard Medical School and upon his graduation form the same, in 1875, located at Xenia, where he spent the rest of his life engaged in teh practice of his profession, his death occurring there on June 2, 1910, he then being at the age of fifty-eight years.  His wife was born at Van Wert, this state.
     Reared at Xenia, Clarence A. Lindsay received his early schooling in the schools of that city and was graduated from the high school there in 1909.  He then entered Wilberforce University and was graduated from that institution in 1911, after which he entered the Ohio State Medical School at Columbus and was graduated from that institution in 1916.  Upon receiving his diploma Doctor Lindsay returned to Xenia and entered upon the practice of his profession there, occupying the residence and office of his late father at 537 East Main street.
     On July 20, 1916, Dr. Clarence A. Lindsay was united in marriage to Margaret V. Smith, who also was born in Xenia.  The Doctor and his wife are members of St. John's African Methodist Episcopal church at Xenia.
Source: History of Greene County, Ohio, Vol. II - publ. by  B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.,
1918 - Page 994-995
  JOHN LITTLE.  In many respects John Little was one of the greatest men Greene county has ever produced.  As a lawyer he ranked among the best of the county, while as a versatile man in public affairs he was easily the greatest man the county has ever produced, with the notable exception of Whitelaw Reid.  From the time he was mayor of Xenia in the sixties until his death in 1900 he was before the public in some official capacity most of the time, his succession of official position including in order the following:  Mayor of Xenia, prosecuting attorney of Greene county, state Legislature, attorney general of the state of Ohio, member of Congress, member of Venezuelan commission, member of the Ohio state board of arbitration and finally a member of the court house commission of Greene county.
     John Little was a native son of the county, born in Ross township, April 25, 1837.  He called this county his home until his death in Xenia on October 18, 1900.  He lived on his father's farm until he was nineteen years of age.  In 1856 he became a student in Antioch College and graduated therefrom in 1862.  He then began reading law with Judge J. J. Winans in Xenia.  While still reading law he was elected mayor of Xenia.  He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and the following year was elected prosecuting attorney of the county, being re-elected in 1868.  Before his second term as prosecuting attorney came to a close, he announced his candidacy for a seat in the General Assembly of Ohio.  He resigned as prosecutor, made the legislative race and was elected by goodly majority to the fifty-ninth session.  He was re-elected and became a political power in the state.  In 1873 Little was elected attorney general of the state and two years later was elected for a second term.  For seven years thereafter, 1877-1884, devoted himself to his legal practice.  He had been a partner of Charles G. Shearer since 1872, a partnership which continued up until the latter took his seat as a member of the circuit court of appeals in 1887.  In 1884 Little was nominated for Congress by the Republicans of his district, and elected in the fall of the same year, serving from March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1887.  At the close of his term in Congress he returned to his home in Xenia and resumed his practice, but two years later he was called upon to fill the position of the Venezuelan commission to which he was appointed in 1889 by President Harrison.  Little  was chosen president of the board and wrote the preliminary opinion concerning the disputed boundary line.  Other official position came to Little after his retirement from the Venezuelan commission.  Governor McKinley appointed him as a member of the Ohio state board of arbitration and he held this position until his death.  When the county commissioners decided to erect the present court house, they created what they called a court house commission and on that commission they placed John Little - the last official position to which he was appointed.  The court house was still unfinished at the time of his death, Oct. 18, 1900.
(Source:  History of Greene County, Ohio, its people, industries & institutions by Hon. M. A. Broadstone, Editor in Chief - Vol. I.- Publ. 1918 by B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind.)
     Little was married Oct. 19, 1865, to Barbara Jane Sheets.  They had two children, George and Mary.  His widow died in Xenia on May 30, 1902.
Source:  History of Greene County, Ohio, its people, industries & institutions by Hon. M. A. Broadstone, Editor in Chief - Vol. I.- Publ. 1918 by B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. -

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