Sheridan B. Pyle


SHERIDAN B. PYLE, druggist, of Richmond, Jefferson county, was born January 10, 1845. He is the son of Dr. Eli Pyle, who was one of the leading physicians of the county for forty-one years. The latter was born December 9, 1803, and died in January 15, 1873. His wife, whose maiden name was Mary M. Shields, was born in January 1807. Dr. Pyle was the son of Job Pyle, a member of the Society of Friends, who was born in July 1776 and whose wife was born January 14, 1778. The subject of this sketch received his education in the common schools and at Richmond college. When the war broke out he desired to enter the Union service, but his age would not permit, and consequently in 1862, he became a clerk in a drug store at Richmond. Remaining there until 1866, he then was employed in a store at Steubenville until January 1867, when he came to Richmond and purchased the drug store of Riley & Rothacker. He has since continued in the drug business with considerable success, and is now one of the leading men of the place. He has always taken an active part in public affairs, has held the office of township clerk nine years, was mayor of the town two terms, and notary public three terms. In October 1885 he was appointed postmaster at Richmond, and held this office until September 1889. Mr. Pyle is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Knights of Pythias and is socially active and popular. He was married February 13, 1868 to Anna E. Cunningham, an estimable lady, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

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