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Source:
History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio
Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co.
1884

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EVAN M. THOMAS, of the Jackson Planing Mill Company, was born in Oak Hill, Jackson Co., Ohio, in 1842, a son of Thomas D. and Mary (Evans) Thomas, both natives of South Wales.  His father came to America when a young man and settled in Jackson County making his home with his mother and step-father.  He then worked at the carpenter's trade in Cincinnati, having learned the trade in Manchester, England.  While living in Cincinnati he married Mary Evans, who came to America on the same ship with him.  They settled in Oak Hill where they both died leaving one child - Evan M., the subject of our sketch.  His educational advantages were meager, and being deprived of his father when sixteen years of age he commenced farming and working at the carpenter's trade.  In 1874 he came to Jackson and erected the mill known as the Jackson Planing-Mill, where he has been very successful and is now one of the well-to-do citizens of the place.  He was married to Ann Williams, who died in 18766, leaving two children.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are members of the Presbyterian church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 582
EDGAR B. THOMPSON, Recorder of Jackson County, Ohio, was born in Jackson County, Feb. 27, 1857, a son of Green and Eliza A. (Wilson) Thompson, his father a native of Virginia and his mother of Jackson County, Ohio, both of English descent.  His mother died Feb. 10, 1881.  He was reared on a farm attending school in Lick Township.  When seventeen years of age he began to teach school and taught seven years.  In October, 1882, he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the office of County Recorder.  Dec. 24, 1878, he married Alice M. Rice.  They have one daughter - Lula M.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 582
P. T. THURHEIMER, Priest of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Jackson, Ohio, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Aug. 12, 1846.  His early education was acquired in the parish schools, but at the age of twelve years he entered the gymnasium of Ellwangen; from there went to the Clerical Seminary at Ehinger, where he remained till 1867, completing his classical and philosophical course.  In 1867 he came to America and spent three years in the Theological Seminary at Pittsburg, Pa., and was ordained priest in that city in 1870.  He had charge of the Pittsburg Diocese four years and then came to Ohio, and took charge of the Columbus Diocese, consisting of the congregations at McCluney, Perry County, and Marietta.  In the fall of 1879 he took charge of the congregation at Jackson, where his labors have shown good fruits in behalf of the church.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 582
JAMES TRIPP, lawyer, Jackson, Ohio, is a son of William Tripp, who was in the war of 1812, and Sarah (Haft) Tripp, both natives of Eastern Pennsylvania.  They emigrated  with their parents to Washington County, Pa., about 1800 and were married there in 1817.  They were the parents of ten children - six boys and four girls - six of whom are living.  Judge John H. Tripp was the eldest; Dr. William Tripp, of Carrollton, Ohio, the second son, was Surgeon of the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Ohio Infantry during the late war; Stephen Joseph Tripp was a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-second Ohio Infantry and was killed at the battle of Champion Hills; Samuel Tripp, whose name heads this sketch, was the fourth child, and was born in Cannonsburg, Pa., Oct. 17, 1824, where he lived till 1832, when he moved with his parents to Carroll County, Ohio.  He attended the public school, known as the West Union School, near Carrollton during winter for ten years, and when twenty-two years of age spent two terms at the Carrollton Academy.  He read law with his brother, John H. Tripp, during the years 1848 and 1849 at Carrollton, and continued to read from 1849 till 1856, while on a farm in Jackson County; and during his residence on the farm he spent the winter season in teaching school.  He has resided in Jackson County since 1849.  In 1855 he was elected Justice of the Peace, but at the end of two years resigned.  He was elected Prosecuting attorney of Jackson  County in 1858 and re-elected in 1860, and in 1863 he was elected to the Ohio Legislature, being re-elected in 1865.  He was elected to the Constitutional Convention in 1872 and has held the office of Judge of the Court of Common Pleas since 1878 by re-election, his present term expiring in February, 1889.  During the late war he was commander of a section of a six-gun battery of Ohio National Guards, and was in the service under a call of Governor Brough for 100 days.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church since 1859.  HE was married June 7, 1849, to Christiana Smeltz, of Carroll County, Ohio, who died Oct. 24, 1882.  Nine children were born to them, all living except one daughter who died in infancy.  Their names are - William L., Sarah C., James M., Venetia P., Mary L., Minnie B., Gettie and Stella, all residing in Jackson, Ohio, except Sarah C., who lives in Clinton, Mo.  The five eldest are married.  Judge Tripp is one of the most influential men in Jackson County, and at the same time one of her best and most trusted citizens.  He was successful in his profession, has filled with credit every place of trust to which he has been elected or appointed, and is an able, just and upright Judge.  In all his relations to the public he has been faithful and honorable and holds, as he deserves to, a high place in the esteem and confidence of all who know him.  The citizens of Jackson County take a just pride in Judge Tripp.  They know the man and have the most implicit  faith in his honesty and integrity, and regard him as a wise counselor and a safe and skillful leader.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 582
JAMES M. TRIPP, attorney at law, Jackson, Ohio, was born in Liberty Township, Jackson County, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1857, a son of Judge James Tripp.  His parents removed to Jackson County in the fall of 1857 and he therefore had the advantage of a good common-school education.  When sixteen years of age he entered the Ohio University at Athens and graduated in 1877.  During his last year in college he began the study of law with his father as preceptor.  In September, 1878, he was admitted to the bar and since that time he has been practicing in Jackson.  In 1880 the faculty of his alma mater selected him to deliver the master's oration of his class.  The ability with which it was delivered and the depth of thought it contained secured him the degree of A. M.  Mr. Tripp married Emma A., daughter of Dr. O. C. Miller, deceased.  They have two children - Homer F., and James O.
Source: History of Lower Scioto Co., Ohio - Publ. Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Co. 1884 - Page 582

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