Alexander Henry Trimble was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1817. His father died when he was but six weeks old. He remained with his mother until his fifteenth year, when he was engaged as a clerk in a drygoods store by his cousin at Wooster, Ohio. In the spring of 1841 he married Miss Charlotte E. Granger, of Rochester, New York; by this union six children were born, three sons and three daughters. The first four years after his marriage they lived in Wooster, after which they moved to St. Marys, Mercer County, Ohio, where Mr. Trimble engaged in mercantile business. In 1849 he was elected Mayor of the village, and two years later was elected Auditor of Auglaize County, which office he held six years, and was elected Probate Judge of the county in 1858, and was re-elected in '61 by an increased majority, as he was favorably known to almost every man in the county. He had occupied positions of honor and trust, and was always found worthy.

Mr. Trimble became a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wapakoneta in 1851, and continued to be a faithful member during the remainder of his life. He was one of the foremost in contributing money and time for the erection of the Presbyterian Church of this place, as with all other good works. He wras a man of excellent judgment, and his opinion was widely sought. But death called him early to rest on the 19th day of September, 1864, in the forty-sixth year of his age, in the prime of life; but such a life never ends as long as children and grandchildren live to walk in its echoes. Such men can walk fearlessly and confidingly down into the great future to meet whatever awaits them there.

 

 

From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880