C. A. CABLE, who is engaged in business in Toronto, Ohio, as a painter and decorator, has been a resident of this city nearly all his life. He was born at Town Fork, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 30, 1872, and is a son of Thomas and Charlotte (Hitchcock) Cable.
Thomas Cable was a farmer by occupation, but moved to Toronto when C. A. Cable was about seven or eight years old, and followed teaming here. His father, Ephriam Cable, was born in Island Creek Township, and it is claimed that he was the first white child born in the State of Ohio. Charlotte Hitchcock was born in Wheeling, W. Va., a daughter of Jesse Hitchcock, but she was a resident of Jefferson County when she married Mr. Cable. She is still living and resides in Toronto, but her husband died in the spring of 1906.
C. A. Cable was reared on the home farm in Toronto, securing the most of his educational advantages in this city, and after leaving school he began to learn the trade of painter under A. W. Myers. He has continued in this business to the present time, doing contract work principally, and meeting with gratifying success. Mr. Cable was married February 12, 1896, to Miss Cora Layton, the daughter of John and Helen (Carnahan) Layton. She was born and reared in Toronto, where her parents are still living. John Layton was a member of Company G, Thirtieth Ohio Vol. Inf., and served three years as a private, during which time he was twice captured, but each time managed to escape before being put in prison. He is a member of the G. A. R. Mr. and Mrs. Cable have had one daughter, Irene. He is connected with the American Mechanics.