COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
FRANK M. INMAN is numbered among the leading educators of Sandusky county. He was born December 25, 1855, in Scott Township, where he still resides, and is a son of Benjamin and Eliza (Jennings) Inman. His father was born in New Jersey, in 1817, made farming his life work, and became one of the pioneer settlers of Sandusky county more than half a century ago. Here he entered into a rich and fertile farm, which our subject has recently sold. His wife was born in New York in 1820, and they became the parents of these children: Mrs. Amanda Putnam, of Middleville, Mich.; Mrs. Annette Shiverly, Brazilla; Mary, wife of William Bates; Benjamin, deceased; Mrs. Eldorado Fousy; Mrs. Alfarette Ralph; Frank, subject of this sketch; and Mrs. Candace Shawl. The great-grandparents were from England.
Our subject acquired his early education in the district schools of his native township, after which he pursued his studies in the Fremont High School, and the Ohio University, at Columbus. He was therefore well fitted for the profession of teacher, and has become one of the most successful educators of Sandusky county. In 1892 he was appointed to the county board of examiners of teachers of Sandusky county, and at the present time is clerk of the Sandusky county School Examiners; has held other positions of public trust, having served for some time in the capacity of clerk of Scott township. He is a very progressive man, a supporter of the advanced ideas of modern education, and has done much to raise the standard of schools in his locality.
On Christmas Day, 1875, Mr. Inman married Miss Dellia V. Ernsberger, of Fremont,Ohio, a daughter of John and Martha (Long) Ernsberger. Her father was born in Maryland, in 1836, her mother in Sandusky county, Ohio, in 1840, and their marriage was celebrated in 1858. They now have three children: (1) Vernon, born in 1867, married to Lula Halter, and they have two children; they reside in Fremont, where he is engaged in the printing business; (2) Juniata, born in 1873, is the wife of Ralph Parke, of Ohio, and they have one child; and (3) Mrs. Inman, who was born January 4, 1860, and was educated in the district schools and in Fremont. Her paternal great-grandmother was born about 1783, died in 1870, and her paternal grandparents, Michael and Sarah (Gear) Long, were natives of Ohio, the former born in 1817, the latter in 1819; his death occurred in 1892. Of their six children five are now living.
In 1875 Mr. and Mrs. Inman located on a farm which they have just recently sold to an oil company of Fremont, several good oil wells having been located on the place. They have since resided in Scott township, Sandusky county, with the exception of two years. When Mr. Inman was teaching in Martin, Ottawa county. They have one son, B. M., who was born May 10, 1877, and obtained his early education in the district schools, after which he pursued a course in the Fremont High School. In 1894 he commenced teaching in Rollersville, Sandusky county, and is now engaged in the oil business near his home. Frank M. Inman, the subject proper of this review, is one of the ablest educators in this section of the State. He is a man of broad general information, and has the happy faculty of imparting readily and clearly to others his knowledge. He also wins the respect of his scholars, and this, combined with his superior talent, has made his careerone of success.