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Source:
History of Guernsey County, Ohio
by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet
- Illustrated -
Vols. I & 2.
B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana -
1911

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Source:: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2.  - B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page

  EDWARD LYNCH.   The name of Edward Lynch, a well known citizen of Senecaville, Richland township, Guernsey county, has long been synonymous with improvement and progress, for he believes in employing modern methods in all phases of our complex existence, and as a result he has been very successful in whatever he has turned his attention to and has done much toward the general uplift of his community.
     Mr. Lynch is the able and popular superintendent of the Cleveland mine of the Morris Coal Company.  He was born on Sept. 3, 1866, in Lawrence county, Ohio, near Vesuvius Station, and is the son of Edward and Anna Belle ( Bickenington) Lynch.  The father worked in the coal mines of Lawrence county and was a player of the violin of local note and furnished music for the country dances.  The father died in 1908 and his wife in 1871.  The son grew up in the mining districts and attended the district schools of the township.  At ten years of age he went to work in the mines with his father and worked at mining in Lawrence county until 1885, when he went to New Straitsville, Ohio, and worked in the coal mines of that locality.  He was at New Straitsville for seven years, when he went to Jacksonville, Athens county, and worked in the mines for five years, and in 1897 he was made superintendent of Mine No. 24, of the Crescent Coal Company, near Jacksonville.  In a short time the Crescent Coal Company was reorganized, becoming the Northern Fuel Company.  Mr. Lynch was with this company as
superintendent of Mine No. 24 for thirteen years. He then went to Mine No. 21, near Shawnee, for the Sunday Crek Coal Company as superintendent, where he remained for six months, when he was transferred to Mine No. 10 of the same company, near Gloucester, Athens county, where he remained for a short time, and then went to Arkansas as superintendent of three mines operated by a company in that state.  He only remained about five months, the climate not agree with him.  He then returned to Sugar Creek, Athens county, and was superintendent of Mine No. 211, for the Continental Coal Company.  He was with this company only a short time when the Sunday Creek Coal Company took over the Colonial Coal Company properties and Mr. Lynch was transformed to Chauncey, Athens county, as superintendent
of the new mine for the same company.  He was only at Chauncey a short time when he was transferred back to his former position at Sugar Creek.  He was with the Continental and Sunday Creek companies for three years.  In February, 1909, he came to his present position with the Morris Coal Company as superintendent of the mine at Senecaville.  This is one of the largest mines in Guernsey county, with an output of about thirteen hundred tons daily and employing more than two hundred people.  It is a modern equipped mine in every way. and Mr. Lynch is an expert mine superintendent, learning the business from the beginning to the important position he now occupies.  He has seen the business grow from the crude methods of forty years ago to the present thoroughly equipped mines and methods.  He has learned it all in the school of experience and is a thorough man in every respect.
     Mr. Lynch was married Nov. 26, 1889, to Anna Call, of New Straitsville, daughter of Edward and Mary (Sweney) Call, Mr. Call being a miner in the New Straitsville mines.  To this union six children have been born: Anna Belle, Edward, Erank, John, Charles and Harry, all at home.
     Mr. Lynch is a Democrat in politics and has been always interested in public matters and active in public affairs.  He has served as school director in the different localities where be has lived and has always been interested in education.
     The Lynch family are of the Catholic faith.  Mr. Lynch is a splendid type of a self-made man, going into the mines with his father at the age of ten, beginning the work at the very bottom.  He has learned the business step by step and learned it thoroughly, until he reached the position of mine superintendent, solely by his energy and ability and true worth.  He is a man of splendid character, a good man in every sense, both in his calling and in the affairs of men.  Progressive in his ideas, he is a valuable citizen in any community in which he may live.  His wife is equally capable in her sphere, which in devotion to her home and family.  The eldest child, a daughter, assists her mother in the home, one son works in the mine with his father and the other boys are yet in school.
Source: History of Guernsey County, Ohio by Col. Cyrus P. B. Sarchet - Illustrated - Vols. I & 2.  - B. F. Bowden & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana - 1911 - Page 845

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