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Elmer Seymour Trussell
TRUSSELL, Elmer Seymour, former editor and publisher Jackson Sun; born near Pomeroy, Ohio, March 26, 1852; son of J.S. and Sarah (Stout) Trussell; English descent; educated common schools; married Constantia Hendry, Baltimore, Md., in 1880; member I.O.O.F., W.O.W.; early business printer and school teacher; editor Pomeroy, Ohio, Telegraph for twenty years; organized and owned Pomeroy and Middleport (Ohio) Electric Co., supplying two towns; treasurer and gen. mgr. of same (for twelve years) until 1902, when he removed to Jackson in 1902, purchasing the Sun.  [Source: "Who’s Who in Tennessee", Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; tr. by Kim Mohler]


William Henry Turner
Is a native of the county of Gallia, born July 4, 1829. He is a son of Jonathan and Mary D. (Collins) Turner, who settled in this county in 1828, and who are both deceased. Jonathan Turner was a soldier in the war of 1812. Annis Thompson, daughter of Elizabeth (Beeson) and Pierce Thompson, became the wife of William Henry Turner in Meigs county, Ohio, April 24, 1861. She is mother of one child, viz: Luther B., born May 4, 1862. She was born in Meigs county, February 22, 1838, and is deceased. Mr. Turner was elected justice of the peace in 1870 for three years; in 1861 he served as constable for one year; and he was elected as trustee in 1873, which office he has filled for nine years. He is a resident of Huntington township, where he is engaged in farming. His postoffice address is Ewington, 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. - tr. by Anna Parks]



 




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