JOHN R. HINKLE. This gentleman is a son of John and Mary A. (WAY) HINKLE, who were among the early settlers of Clark County, which they assisted to build up and bring to its present highly cultivated and civilized condition. They were born in Lancaster County, Pa., and were there reared and married, coming to Ohio in 1833. Their settlement was made on section 26, Springfield Township, Clark County, where our subject was born and has always resided. Their family consisted of eight children, of whom John R. was the youngest. The death of the father occurred February 3, 1877, and his memory is held in honor for his upright life and useful labors. His widow is still living, and numbered among the highly respected old ladies of the vicinity. She is a member of the Second Lutheran Church of Springfield.
The gentleman with whose name this sketch is introduced was born August 26, 1847, on his father’s farm, and after obtaining his education took up a farmer’s life. He owns one hundred and twenty acres of land, on which good, comfortable buildings have been erected, and where every appearance indicates an understanding mind as the ruling power. In politics, Mr. HINKLE is a strong Republican. The only office which he has accepted is that of School Director.
The lady who presides over Mr. HINKLE’S home and secures the comforts of its inmates by her wise management and labors, bore the maiden name of Mary J. STRATTON. She is the youngest in a family of three children, her parents being Isaac H. and Sarah (LEFFEL) STRATTON, natives of the Buckeye State. She was born in Green Township, Clark County, January 14, 1852, and became the wife of our subject December 23, 1875, the marriage ceremony being performed at her home. The marriage has been blessed by the birth of three children Bertha, Isaac P. and Beckie K.
Portrait and Biographical Album of Greene and Clark Counties, Ohio Chapman Bros., Chicago. Copyright 1890.