SHERMAN M. FLOYD, deputy county auditor of Jefferson County, Ohio, has always resided in this county over which he is well and favorably known. He is a son of John Floyd, a prominent citizen and formerly commissioner of the county, and was born in 1863.
Sherman M. Floyd was reared in the public schools and received a business course in the Iron City Business College at Pittsburgh. He then turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, at which he continued with much success until 1903 when he entered his present office as deputy county auditor. He has a thorough knowledge of the office in all its details, and upon being strongly importuned became a candidate for the nomination for auditor, in 1910, subject to the will of the Republican primary. He has always been active in politics and has contributed in no small degree to the success of the party in the community in which he has lived. He served as clerk of the board of education of Cross Creek Township five years, was president of the Jefferson County Agricultural Society two years, and was a member of its board of directors seven years. Mr. Floyd owns the old Floyd homestead of 106 acres in Cross Creek Township upon which William Floyd settled in 1807 and which has been in the Floyd possession since that date.
In 1890 Mr. Floyd was united in marriage with Miss Lulu A. George and they have three children: John E., Eleanor E. and William McK. Floyd. Religiously, he is a member of Wintersville M. E. Church, of which he was treasurer for a period of twelve years. He is a member of Steubenville Lodge, No. 1, K. P., and of the Patrons of Husbandry.