Allen H. Arthurholt


ALLEN H. ARTHURHOLT, a prominent citizen of Toronto, now engaged in the boot and shoe trade, though still paying more or less attention to the practice of law, in which he has had many years' experience, was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, November 12, 1848. He is a son of Daniel Arthurholt, who came to Brookfield, Trumbull county, in 1808, and erected and operated the first flouring mill at that place, also conducting a saw-mill and oil-mill. He was married in 1820 to Mary, daughter of Dr. George and Mary Flowers, natives of Pennsylvania. They had three sons and six daughters, seven of whom survive. The mother died in 1888. Allen H., the subject of this mention, received his early education at the Hartford institute. In 1869 he removed to Kansas City, Mo., and in 1870, deciding to take up the profession of law, he began a course of reading with A. J. Miller, Esq. In 1872 he was admitted to the Kansas bar at Topeka, and soon afterward received the appointment of deputy marshal of the Indian Territory, at which he served three years and four months. He then resigned his office and purchased a herd of cattle, which he drove to Durango, COlorado, becoming the first settler of that now thriving city. He remained at that place four years, during which period he engaged in the practice of the law, and was associated in the defense of the famous Hugh Lambert in his prosecution for the murder of deputy sheriff Edward Harris. In 1879 he returned to Ohio and wntered the law office of J. G. McGuffy, of Columbus, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1880. He then engaged in the practice of law at Warren, county seat of Trumbull county, Ohio, and had a large and lucrative practice until 1887, when, on account of the failure of his health, he removed to Toronto and embarked in his present business. He still finds time to answer demands upon his legal ability, and is at present attorney for the Williams heirs in the matter of their interest in the great Thomas H. Blythe estate, of San Francisco. In 1870, Mr. Arthurholt was married to Lottie A. Shatto, of Brookfield, Ohio, and three children have been born to them: Scott A., deceased, Opal M. and Daniel F. He and wife are members of the Disciple church.

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