Frank Moneysmith was born in Auburn, Indiana, in July 1852. When a child his parents removed to Perrysville, Ashland county, Ohio where he was raised. His father, William H. Moneysmith, was a native of Pennsylvania, and died in Michigan in 1858. His mother, E. J. Moneysmith was born in this state. She was the mother of four children: Cordelia, who married H. Ridgley, and lives in Ashland; Dora, who married A.B. Comins, and lives in Mt. Gilead; W.H., who lives in Kansas; and Frank, the subject of this sketch. When a youth he attended the Vermillion institute, from 1865 to 1868, and in the latter year he came to Ashland, where he learned the cigar business, at which he worked until 1875, when he went west. He returned early in 1880, and is now engaged in the cigar business in Ashland.
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