"From the History of Huntington County, Indiana 1914 "
The farming community of Jackson township has known Cyrus Blaugh as a quiet but energetic citizen for more than forty years, and he is a man who beginning on a very small and modest scale has established himself securely in the business economy of his community, and has acquired a substantial property as a bulwark against the advancing enemy of old age and adversity.
Cyrus Blaugh was born in Stark County, Ohio, June 30, 1852, a son of Christ and Elmira (McConekey) Blaugh. The parents also were natives of Stark county, but when their son Cyrus was fourteen years of age they moved to Huntington county, Indiana, in 1866. Their location was in Jackson township, where they remained until their death, and were prosperous as farmers. They were the parents of two sons. Eli Blaugh lives in Huntington City, and is connected with the Erie Railroad. On the old home farm in Jackson township, Cyrus Blaugh grew to maturity, and his education was supplied by the district schools. Circumstances over which he had no control made it mecessary for him to give more of his time when a boy to the work of the farm and to attendance at school, but he has supplemented his early deficiences of education by close observation of men and affairs, and by constant reading. Mr. Blaugh married Mary J. Simons, a daughter of Abraham and Mary Simons. After their marriage they started out with one acre of land, and he now has sixty-five acres in section 7, and has been able to provide well for his growing family. By his first wife there were born two children and both are deceased. For his second wife he married Sarah Darr, a daughter of Godfried Darr. The children of the second marriage are five in number as follows: Evie, wife of Melvin Simons; Emmet, who is married and lives in Whitley county; Arthur Blaugh of Huntington; Otha, who lives in Fort Wayne; and Roy, seventeen years of age and at home. Mr. Blaugh is a republican in politics,