Frank B. McCullough


FRANK B. McCULLOUGH, a successful farmer and well known citizen of Cross Creek Township, resides on a valuable farm of 137 acres known as the old Oliver farm. He was born in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, November 4, 1872, and is a son of Walter A. and Julia K. (Ford) McCullough. His paternal grandparents were John and Jane McCullough and his grandparents on his mother's side, Nicholas and Caroline Ford. The parents of Mr. McCullough still live in Wayne Township and are agricultural people. They are members of the M. E. Church, and the father is a Republican in politics. They had two sons born to them, Frank B. and William. Frank B. McCullough attended the public schools and later Scio College for two years. He then went to work at farming, which has always been his occupation. He remained on the home farm with his father until his marriage, and then moved to his present place, which was inherited by his wife and her sister from their father. In addition to general farming, he has considerable business as an auctioneer and an established reputation in that line of work. He makes a specialty of raising fine harness and draft horses, and is the owner of two fine stallions, namely: Black Crook, coal black in color, with a mark of 2:18 and an imported Belgium draft horse, coal black in color and weighing 1, 830 pounds, the latter costing him $2,000. He is a Republican in politics and has served two terms as assessor, one term in Wayne Township and one in Cross Creek. In October, 1899, Frank B. McCullough was united in marriage with Mary E. Oliver, who comes of a prominent old family of the township, being a daughter of Alexander and Jemima (McCain) Oliver, and a granddaughter of Charles and Anna Oliver. Her maternal grandparents were Myron and Elizabeth McCain. Her parents were buried at Center Church cemetery. She has one brother, Burns Oliver, and a a sister, Anna, who is the wife of William Birchfield, one of the commissioners of Jefferson County. One daughter was born to the subject of this sketch and his wife, Julia Oliver McCullough, the date being September 22, 1903. Religiously, they are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In fraternal affiliation he is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Smithfield.

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