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Descendants of Stillman C. Biddle

Generation No. 1

1. Stillman C.5 Biddle (Samuel4, JACOB3, ANDREW2, William1) was born June 20, 1834 in ,Holmes County, Ohio, and died July 17, 1916 in ,Fulton County, Ohio. He married (1) Mary Minnie Mack April 05, 1864, daughter of Willilam Mack and Elizabeth Brooks. She was born February 17, 1840 in ,Perryburg, Wood County, Ohio, and died October 20, 1903 in York Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio. He married (2) Margaret Rowland Walker July 31, 1904.

Mary Minnie Mack

Notes for Stillman C. Biddle:

Executor of his mother's will. Minerva d/o Jonathan Hampton & Abigail - Mary Mack d/o Willia m Mack & Elizabeth Brooks - 3rd wife? Mrs. Margaret (Rowland) Walker, m. July 31, 1904, age 43


Buried in the Union Cemetery is also: William L. Biddle, b. Feb 12, 1865, d. Aug. 12, 1949


Known to his niece as Uncle Jug.


His granddaughter Rachel wrote: Grandfather built a home of 12 rooms....They took in a foster daughter and kept her until she married.......People would come and stay for days at a time to visit. In those years it kept one busy cutting wood as they had six stoves going in the winter time. My grandmother was a very good cook and also a good seamstress. It has been said that when they arose in the morning, that they would never know who would come during the day with their sewing as she was always willing to lend a helping hand.


Stillman wrote in a scrapbook: Our Biddles were natives of Heescassel, Germany and it is supposed there were 3 brothers; names, Thomas, Peter and Andrew. Andrew emigrated about 1760. ... ........ Andrew died at the home of Jacob, in 1812, while still living in Bedford Co. Pa. Woodberry Twp. From Beaver Co., Jacob came with some of his children and their families to Wayne and Holmes Co., Ohio. Jacob settled in Wayne Co, about 6 miles southwest of Wooster; owne d and improved a farm there, upon which Grandmother died. ..His daughter, Eve, never married . Later on, Grandfather Jacob went to Morrow Co, Ohio and lived with his son, Daniel, the remainder of his days and died 1867.

Children of Stillman Biddle and Mary Mack are:

+ 2 i. William Lyman6 Biddle, born February 12, 1865 in ,York Twp., Fulton County, Ohio; died August 12, 1949.

3 ii. Addie E. Biddle, born November 02, 1866; died December 10, 1905.

Addie E. Biddle

The Biddles, probably William L. Biddle with his
mother Mary (Mack) Biddle and her mother
Elizabeth (Brooks) Mack and one of William's
children, which guessing may be the eldest Merrill
that died at age ????

Generation No. 2

2. William Lyman6 Biddle (Stillman C.5, Samuel4, JACOB3, ANDREW2, William1) was born February 12, 1865 in ,York Twp., Fulton County, Ohio, and died August 12, 1949. He married Minnie Bell MerrillAugust 27, 1890 in Fulton Co. OH, daughter of Ozias Merrill and Jane Vaughan. She was born March 13, 1865 in Fulton County, Oh, and died June 05, 1937 in Fulton County, Oh.

Minnie Bell Merrill

Notes for William Lyman Biddle:

Mikesell - Hist. of Fulton Co - "WILLIAM L. BIDDLE,..farmer..stockgrower, b. in York Twp, o n 12 of Feb, 1865, son of Stillman C. & Mary (Mack) Biddle, former b. in Holmes Co, June 20 , 1934, and later b. Perrysburg, Wood Co., Feb. 17, 1840 & died Oct 20, 1903. His father stil l resides on the old homestead - of the two children, William L., is the elder. His sister, Miss Addie E., remains with her father on the home farm and has had charge of the household af fairs since the death of her loved mother. William L...was a student in Business and Musical College at Fayette, Ohio. As a young man, as a teacher in the district schools of his native co., and concerned with agriculture. Farm comprises 147 acres - gives special attention to raising of road horses, extensively engaged in dairying business, - Masonic member of Swanton Lodge, No 555, etc. ..has served 2 terms as twp trustee and was formerly president of the school board of Fulton Twp. Aug. 27, 1890, married Minnie Merril, daughter of Ozias and Jane (Vaughn) Merrill...Mr. & Mrs. Biddle parents of 5 children: MERRILL died at age of 3yrs, having been the eldest, and the youngest, ROBERT, died at age of 10 mo.; The living children are MEREDYTH, CLARK O.,and RACHEL.

Children of William Biddle and Minnie Merrill are:

4 i. M. Merrill7 Biddle, born June 23, 1891 in Fulton County, Oh; died September 07, 1894 in Fulton County, Oh.

Notes for M. Merrill Biddle:
died age 3

5 ii. Meredyth Biddle, born July 08, 1893. She married unk Carson.

Notes for Meredyth Biddle:
In 1967 living in Ft. Lauderdale.

Meredyth Biddle
6 iii. Clark O. Biddle, born January 06, 1895; died October 27, 1972. He married Dorothy B. Waldron  September 20, 1922; born February 22, 1898 and died January 12, 2005 at the age of 106 years.

Notes for Dorothy B. Waldron:
DAR #414919 - Had no children.

This is an ad from
Ad published: Jan 13, 2005
BIDDLE Dorothy Bernice
Was 106 Years Old!

Dorothy Bernice Waldron Biddle died January 12, 2005, at Fulton Manor in Wauseon. Dorothy was born February 22, 1898, and was 106 years old. She had fallen at her home on October 4, 2003, breaking her hip resulting in her move to Fulton Manor. Her positive attitude about recovery and her determination to regain her active social life amazed those throughout the health care community. Dorothy was proud of her Wauseon heritage. Her great-grandfather, Nathaniel Leggett was one of Wauseon founders and was the first person to be buried in Wauseon Union Cemetery. She recently told a group that she has always been proud to be from Wauseon and although she had traveled extensively, "There's no place like home, I love Wauseon and I will never leave."

Being a meticulous person with an eye for detail, she recently dictated and approved her obituary.

Dorothy Bernice Waldron was the only child born to Nathaniel and Carietta (Hill) Waldron. She was born in an upstairs apartment above her parent's variety store on Fulton Street, Wauseon. She attended Wauseon Schools graduating in 1916. Following graduation she worked at the People's State Bank downtown Wauseon. She married Clark Ozias Biddle September 20, 1922. Following her marriage the "city girl" moved to the country and became a homemaker and farmer's wife. The Biddle Farm was known for their registered Holstein dairy cows, registered sheep, hogs and they also raised registered collies. Dorothy learned quickly the chores in the barn and throughout the farm operation. The Biddles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1972. Clark died a few weeks after the celebration. The Biddles were childless and without any nieces or nephews.

Dorothy proclaimed her family to be Kenneth and Becky Thatcher, their sons, Brian and Brooke and granddaughter, Olivia, which Dorothy claimed as "the only family I have." Dorothy was there to hold Olivia at one day old, and has been a tremendous joy for her to watch Olivia grow. The Thatcher family all live in Wauseon. She is also survived by a multitude of dear friends.

Dorothy knew of God's promise of immortal life through her lifetime commitment and membership at Christ United Methodist Church in Wauseon. She sang in the church choir from the age of 13 until she was 104 for a total of 91 years. She was also active in the United Methodist Women at church and on the District level.

Dorothy was an active member at the time of her death in Fulton Chapter #67 Order of the Eastern Star, where her part was to tell the story of Martha and Jesus. She recited the history of Martha with sincere and deep faith of immortal life. In 2002, at Grand Chapter in Columbus, she received her 80-year membership pin. In September of 2004, she traveled to Grand Chapter in Dayton to see her Becky be installed as Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter of Ohio. She also was a member of the former District 7 OES chorus.

Dorothy was very patriotic and a proud member of Wauseon DAR where she had served the club as treasurer. She attended the Continental Congress three times. She also was a member of the Wauseon Woman's Club since the 1970's.

An avid Democrat, Dorothy was an active member of the Fulton County Democratic Women. She was very proud that she had attended several Presidential inaugurations in Washington D.C.  Since 1973, Dorothy was a member of the Fulton County Hospital Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Fulton County Health Center until December 2002, when ill health restricted her ability to drive herself to the center.

Biddle was well known throughout Northwest Ohio as a philanthropist. She was a supporter of 4-H Camp Palmer at Harrison Lake. For many years she has awarded scholarships in memory of her late husband, Clark to Fulton County 4-H members. The United Methodist Church camp, Widewater in Liberty Center, Ohio was also a benefactor resulting in Biddle Dining Hall. She was an avid supporter of arts and history, some benefactors being the Fulton County Historical Society, Rutherford Hayes Presidential Center, the Fayette Opera House to name a few of her favorites.

August 2003, Dorothy awed much of her beloved Wauseon when it was announced she had established a trust of $1.254 million for the Wauseon park project Field of Dreams. Due to her generous contribution the Wauseon Rotary Club, the organization behind the project, voted Dorothy as an Honorary Member. The club also voted to rename the park "Dorothy B. Biddle Park." The ceremonies included Dorothy's dear friend, Congresswoman, Marcy Kaptur addressing those assembled with Dorothy's wonderful attributes. She also presented a United States flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington D.C. to be flown at the dedication ceremonies of the park to be held at a later date.

In 2002, Dorothy was honored to be named Grand Marshal for the Wauseon Homecoming Parade. Always dressed as a lady, she immediately began planning what to wear. In October 2003, Dorothy was named Wauseon Citizen of the Year. She received that information while at Fulton Manor recovering from a broken hip. She was overwhelmed but also inspired to recuperate enough to attend the awards ceremony November 13, 2003, just 6 weeks after surgery. In April 2004, she received the Grand Master's Community Service Award from the Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio. In May of 2004, Dorothy received an Honorary Doctorate from Northwest State Community College in Archbold.
Dorothy's other activities were: Ohio Holstein Association, the Fulton County Senior Center, including the exercise classes offered twice a week. She also sang in the now defunct Senior Center Chorus, but continued to meet with the group for breakfast once a month. Dorothy loved listening to music but especially loved dancing.

As previously stated, Dorothy was very strong in her faith and renewed that faith each time she traveled to the Holy Lands. She also traveled to the Passion Play, the story of Christ's life at Oberammergau, Germany three times. She traveled to Germany in her 80s, her 90s and finally the third time at the age of 102 with Eastern Star members from throughout Ohio. She also visited the Holy Lands numerous times with the church.

With Dorothy's lifetime of being involved in the church and her community, she is survived by a multitude of friends. Visitation will be Thursday, January 13, 2005, from 2-8 p.m. at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon. O.E.S. services will be Thursday night at 7 p.m. with DAR service immediately following. Funeral services will be at Christ United Methodist Church in Wauseon with Pastor Suzanne Fountaine officiating on Friday, January 14, 2005, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Wauseon Union Cemetery. Memorials to: Dorothy B. Biddle Park, c/o Wauseon Rotary, 635 Hemlock, Wauseon, Christ United Methodist Church or Fulton Chapter #67 Order of the Eastern Star, all of Wauseon.

Dorothy lived by the following John Wesley's and adopted as the Methodist creed:

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
Wauseon's Grand Lady!"

7 iv. Rachel V. Biddle, born May 02, 1897 in Fulton Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio.

Notes for Rachel V. Biddle:
unmarried, retired from Wauseon Public Library, where she was the assistant librarian.

8 v. William Robert Biddle, born May 06, 1904; died Infant in 10 months old.

Notes for William Robert Biddle:
died age 10 months


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