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David W. Bowman
A dispatch from Lima states that Congressman-elect Benjamin F. Welty of Lima has selected as his private secretary, David W. Bowman, editor-in-chief of the Lima Times-Democrat. Mr. Bowman was graduated from Kenyon college in the class of 1914. As editor of the Kenyon College, he set a high-water mark in the history of the periodical. Following his graduation, Mr. Bowman attended the Columbia School of Journalism. He has contributed to the American magazine. A native of Greenville, Darke county, he has had a life-long interest in newspaper work and politics. He has a number of friends in Mt. Vernon.  [The Democratic banner.(Mt. Vernon, Ohio), November 24, 1916]

Jesse D Olmsted
Jesse D Olmsted and Leanna Bemiss were married in Allen county, Ohio, April 12, 1857. He was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, April 9, 1833, and his wife in Allen county, September 29, 1839. His parents are George and Chloe (Doud) Olmsted, both of whom are deceased. Mrs. Olmsted is a daughter of Horatio and Louisa (Thayer) Bemiss, both of whom are deceased. The following are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Olmsted: Stephen H., born February 6, 1858, resides in Gallipolis; Cassius C., September 15, 1860, resides in Guernsey county, Ohio; Effie L., deceased; Eleanor C., January 11, 1864, resides in Gallipolis; James E., January 9, 1868, resides in Gallipolis; John A., November 13, 1876, resides in Gallipolis. Mr. Olmsted was postmaster at Beaver Dam, Ohio, under President Grant's administration. Mr. Olmsted was a soldier in the late war, serving in the 151st Ohio National Guard; was a sergeant in the Company E, serving 120 days, and was honorably discharged. Mr. Olmsted is one of the publishers of the Gallia Tribune, the firm name being J. D. & S. H. Olmsted. The subject of this sketch settled in this county in 1882. His brother James M., was in the volunteer service in the late war, and died at Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1864. Mr. Olmsted is a regularly ordained pastor of the Disciple church, and held orders for last fifteen years. His postoffice address is Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio.
[SOURCE: History of Gallia County: Containing A Condensed History of the County; Biographical Sketches; General Statistics, Miscellaneous Matters, &c; James P. Averill; Hardesty & CO., Publishers, Chicago and Toledo. 1882.] 


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