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Richard Hooker Grubaugh

Male 1815 - 1897  (81 years)


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  • Name Richard Hooker Grubaugh 
    Born 3 September 1815  Hayesville, Richland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 July 1897  Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mansfield Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ohio County Marriages
      14 Jun 1844, Richland County
      Richard H. Grubaugh & Elizabeth Fiddler

      1880 Federal Census. Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio
      Series: T9 Roll: 1062 Page: 348
      R. H. Grubaugh, 65, cooper, b. Ohio, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. Maryland
      Elisabeth Grubaugh, 59, wife, keeping house, b. Pennsylvania, parents b. Pennsylvania
      T. James Grubaugh, 30, son, railroader, b. Ohio, father b. Ohio, mother b. Pennsylvania
      Ellie C. Grubaugh, 24, daughter, at home, b. ditto
      Walter D. Grubaugh, 21, son, at home, b. ditto
      Also a boarder Marinda Casebeer, age 77
      Brother J. W. Grubaugh is also living in Mansfield.

      Semi-Weekly News, 13 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 56
      Grubaugh, Richard Hooker -- Richard Hooker Grubaugh died at his home, No. 107 North Diamond Street, shortly after 12 o'clock Sunday afternoon, aged nearly 83 years. The deceased was the oldest citizen of Mansfield born within the boundaries of Richland County. He was born on a farm about one mile east of Hayesville, Sept. 3, 1815. During those days there were yet a number of the original inhabitants, the Indians, in these parts. When the subject of this sketch was a child his family moved to a point 1½ miles east of Ashland in Richland County on a farm where they resided until Richard was 15 years of age. Then the father sold the place and took up land 2½ miles south of Perrysville. At the age of 25 years, Mr. Grubaugh drove a stage coach and was in charge of the United States mails between Hayesville and this city for four years. Afterward for four years more he carried the mails and drove a stage between Hayesville and Wooster. While in the service of "Uncle Sam" Mr. Grubaugh had a number of thrilling adventures. Mr. Grubaugh met Johnny Appleseed many times in his youth. He also drove "Tippecanoe" Harrison through Richland County in 1840. Jan. 14, 1843, Mr. Grubaugh was united in marriage with Elizabeth Fidler, of Berks County, Pa. Five children were born, including three sons and two daughters. Joseph L., resides at Indianapolis, Ind., and Walter d., and Ella C. Grubaugh live in Mansfield. The two oldest children, John H. and Susanna, are dead. The mother died about 17 years ago. Mr. Grubaugh was the oldest fireman in Mansfield at the time of his death. He served as a member of engine company No. 1 and also acted as treasurer of the organization until its dissolution. He has been a member of Mansfield lodge No. 19, I.O.O.F. for more than 40 years. Although very aged Mr. Grubaugh's mind was quite clear and his memory was remarkably good. He is of a long lived race. An aunt died at the age of 102 years and an uncle attained the age of 99 years, while his father lived to see is 98th. milestone. Seven brothers and sisters survive Richard Hooker Grubaugh, only one of whom is under 60 years of age. Mrs. Margaret Lantz, of Pulaski, is 81 years of age. Mrs. Rachel Miller, of Perrysville, is 77 years of age. Jonathan Grubaugh, of Van Wert, is 69 years old. Mrs. Elzina Brinley, of this city, is 67 years of age. James W. Grubaugh, of this city, has attained 63 years. Wilson Grubaugh, of Delaware, is 61 years of age. Robert F. Grubaugh, of Galion, is 59 years old. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary McClellan and Mrs. Henrietta Wright, died at the ages of 75 and 57 years respectively.
      Funeral Tuesday, July 13, at 3:30 p.m. Mansfield Lodge No. 19, of which the deceased was a member, will attend the funeral in a body, meting at the lodge room at 3 p.m. The old volunteer fireman of the city will also meet tonight at the fire department station to make arrangmem4nts to attend the funeral.
    Person ID I60835  Schirado
    Last Modified 22 June 2014 

    Father Jonathan H. Grubaugh,   b. about 1781, Toboyne Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 June 1878, Marion Township Morrow County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years) 
    Mother Henrietta Wallace,   b. about 1799, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Hayesville, Vermillion Township, Ashland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married about 1814 
    Family ID F14033  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth F. Fidler,   b. 14 January 1822, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 November 1880, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 14 January 1844  Richland County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41692  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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