Alfred L. Donithen, Co. D, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

The History of Marion Co. Ohio, 1883 - By Leggett, Conaway & Co.

ALFRED L. DONITHEN, (Waldo Township) farmer, P. O. Waldo, was born in Franklin County, Penn., November 23, 1841. He was reared on a farm till twelve years of age, when he took up the milling, business, serving three years in Bridgeport, Penn. He worked in the Bridgeport Mills seven years. On April 21, 1861, he enlisted in Company D, Sixth Pennsylvania Reserve. He served in the Eastern Department, and was wounded by a bullet in the right thigh, in the second battle of Bull Run; he was confined in Fairfax Seminary Hospital. He also fought at Drainesville, Malvern Hill and Fair Oaks. He was discharged in December 1862, on account of disability; he returned home, and in February 1865, came to Waldo Township and bought a half interest in the Oborn mills, in Richland Township, which be operated six years, when he sold out his interest. He had worked five years in the Waldo Mills before he went into the Oborn Mills. In 1876, he bought 134 acres of land and has since been occupied in farming and raising stock. On December 15, 1868, be was married to Charlotte M. Hoke, daughter of William and Mary Hoke. and born in Franklin County, Penn., March 1847. To this union have been born six children-Nettie B. Howard O., William H., Mary G., Ida and Daisy. In politics, Mr. Donithen is a Republican.

John Schwenkler
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