CHARLES T. AGNEW, County Commissioner of Mahoning County, and a well known and highly respected citizen of Boardman
township, residing on a farm, was born November 2, 1861, in Boardman township, and is a son of Ralph and Elizabeth
(Crouse) Agnew, and a grandson of Thomas Agnew.
Thomas Agnew, a native of London, England, remained in that city until 22 years of age, and learned the goldsmith's
trade. He then came to America, settling first in Philadelphia, where he became a shoemaker, after he removed to
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where, about 1825, he was married. He subsequently located on a farm in Boardman township,
Mahoning County, on Which he and his wife both died. Ralph Agnew was three years old when his parents removed Prom
Pittsburg to Boardman. Here he was reared, and married Elizabeth Crouse. They had two children; Frank, a farmer
of Boardman township, and Charles T., the subject of this sketch. Mrs. Agnew died in February, 1872; her husband
in May, 1893.
Charles T. Agnew, our subject, was reared in Boardman township and attended the district schools. He has always
devoted his time more to stock raising and shipping than to farming, although he owns his farm in this township.
He has been married twice, first on December 10, 1885, to Nannie Cowden, who died in August, 1897, leaving two
children - Bessie and Irma. He was married the second time on January 6, 1899, to Nettie Hart, by which marriage
also there were two children - Thelma and Dan. Mr. Agnew served two terms as trustee of Boardman township. In the
fall of 1895 he was elected county commissioner, on the Republican ticket, and assuming the duties of that office
in the fall of 1896, served for three years. In the fall of 1906 he was elected to fill the unexpired term of Thomas
B. Jones, who was commissioner at the time of his death. Mr. Agnew is a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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