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Biographies were taken from The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882)
Compiled and Transcribed by Janet Kwasniak and Mike Sandridge

QUINCE, Francis - was born in France, May 28, 1816, where both his parents died. He married Catherine Shelley in Richland county, February 14, 1842. She was born in France, September 8, 1822. Their family are: Mary, born in Wayne county, Ohio, November 1842, died May, 1843; Solomon, November 5, 1845; Mary Celia, September 10, 1847; Francis A., August 2, 1849, died August 19, 1880; Laura A., July 27, 1852, died November 8, 1879; Catherine, August 12, 1856, died October, 1860. Mr. Quince held the office of Township Trustee for six years; Treasurer for one year, and several other offices. His death occurred July 8, 1879. The parents of Mrs. Quince were Francis Shelley, who was born in France, and died August 6, 1866, and Mary A. (Shanbarg) Shelley, who was born in France, and is still living, aged ninety-two. Francis A., one of the sons of Mr. Quince, was killed by lightning August 19,1880; he was working on his farm in a clearing, and had an ax on his shoulder, which acted as an electric conductor; a wife and three children mourn his loss. Mrs. Quince’s address is Payne, Paulding county, Ohio.


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