His father was born in England, in 1831, and his
Wales, in 1836. The day after their marriage they set out for the
new world, and their first location was at Weathersfield, Trumbull
County, Ohio. David Vaughn for a number of years was in the
teaming business as a contractor, and lived at a number of localities
in Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio. He died at Youngstown in
November, 1872. He was a republican, and was a member of the
Congregational Church. His widow survived him more than forty
years, and passed away at Girard in December, 1915. They had a
family of six children; Benjamin, who was a worker in the iron mills,
later a merchant, and died at Youngstown in 1910; John A., a
retired rolling mill employe at Youngstown; David, who worked in
the rolling mills and died at Girard in 1910; Thomas C.; Edward H.,
who began his career in the iron mills, subsequently for twenty years
was a merchant at Girard and now manages a shoe store at
Cleveland, with home at Girard; and Isaac A., an employe of a
rolling mill at Girard. Thomas C. Vaughn was only five years of
age when his father died. He attended a few terms of school at
Youngstown, and after 1878 continued his education at Girard.
At the age of fourteen his education was acquired out of school
and in the practical business of life. When he was fifteen he went
to work in the plant of the Girard Rolling Mill, doing such work
as was fitted to his strength and inexperience. For several years
before he left that work he was employed as an assistant roller.
He finally gave up his connection with the steel business in 1904.
Following that for two years he was a hardware merchant at
Girard. Mr. Vaughn began writing insurance in 1894, and
since 1906 has given his full time to the insurance and real estate
business. His offices are at 24 South State Street. Mr. Vaughn
has a number of important connections with the business affairs
of his locality, being a director in the Warren Building and
Investment Corporation at Warren, is president of the Girard
Modern Homes Company, Incorporated, and a director in the
Trumbull Banking Company at Girard. Individually he is owner
of valuable real estate in Girard and Warren, including his office
building and his modern home at 122 South State Street. Mr.
Vaughn served as a member of the City Council of Girard during
1914-1919, and has held the office of city treasurer since 1922.
He is a republican, and a member of the Girard Methodist
Episcopal Church. He married at Girard, June 5, 1891, Miss
Alice Bebb, daughter of John and Jane (Richards) Bebb, now
deceased. Her father was a farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn have
one daughter, Ethel C.
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