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Posted By: Jake Tornholm (email)
Date: 4/23/2020 at 13:56:38

B. A. St. CLAIR, one of the well-known and enterprising citizens of section 3, Red Oak township, came here in 1854, where he has since resided and made his home. He is a native of Jackson county, Ohio, born October 25, 1852, a son of David St. Clair, who was one of the Montgomery county’s first settlers. He was a native of Ohio. The mother was Caroline M. (Johnson) St. Clair, now the wife of Judge Low, of Montgomery county. B. A. St. Clair was one of four children, of whom three sons are now living, and our subject is the eldest of the boys. He was but two years of age when he came to Montgomery county, where he grew to manhood, and was but eight or nine years old when his father died. He was reared a fanner and received his education in the public and district schools of this county. Mr. St. Clair is now located on the old homestead, which consists of ninety acres of land. He has a good frame house, situated on a natural building site, also stables, yards, feed lots and other farm improvements.

He was twice married, first, in 1875, to Miss Mary F. Weatherly, of this county, the daughter of Alfred and Emily (McComb) Weatherly. By this union there were five children, three of whom are living, viz.: Clara M., Mary S. and Ernest L. The two deceased are Arthur D. and an infant son. Mrs. Mary F. St. Clair died July 3, 1887, and Mr. St. Clair was again married, October 27, 1889, to Mrs. Jessie C. Wolf, of Buena Yista county, Iowa. She had one child by a former marriage, Iva May. , Mr. St. Clair is politically a Democrat, and a wheel-horse of the party. He is the present
township Assessor, and has served on the School Board nine years, has served as Road Supervisor five years, serving with credit to himself and to the best interests of the public. He is president of the Farmers’ Alliance, No. 1981. Mr. St. Clair is a man yet in the prime of life, frank and cordial in his manner and address, and is one of the popular men of Red Oak township.


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