FRANK C. MANSFIELD, of Cross Creek township, was born in Wayne township, Jefferson county, Ohio, November 13, 1861. Of this county his parents, Jacob and Caroline (Chamber) Mansfield, were also both natives. The father was a farmer by occupation, a member of the Methodist EWpiscopal church, and an influential man. The mother, a devoted member of the Christian church, is still living. Frank C. Mansfield received his education in the schools of the county, and when a young man went to Canton, Ohio, where he was employed as a clerk in the establishment of Debow Brothers, and other prominent merchants for about eight years. In 1882 he came to Steubenville, and engaged in the grocery trade, but a year later, retired from mercantile pursuits and purchased the farm he now owns, and which he has since cultivated with much success. In December, 1881, he was married to Ella G. McCleary, daughter of Ephraim McCleary, of Harrison county, and five children have been born to them: Vesta R., Clarence C., John F., Nellie G., and John A., of whom John F. is deceased. Mr. Mansfield and wife are members of the Presbyterian church, and he is in politics a republican. He is regarded as one of the leading and enterprising citizens of the township.
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