Ohio History Journal

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Charles Burleigh Galbreath was born on a farm

near Leetonia, Columbiana County, Ohio, February 25,

1858, and died February 23, 1934, just two days before

his birthday date. He was the son of Edward Paxson

Galbreath and Jane Minerva (Shaw) Galbreath, and

was a birthright member of the Society of Friends.

In the closing days of the "Civil War" he began his

elementary education. He learned to read from the

McGuffey Readers and to figure from Ray's Arithme-

tic. In 1879 he was graduated from New Lisbon High

School, and in 1882 from Mt. Union College, at Alli-

ance, Ohio, with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy;

and in 1885 with the degrees of Bachelor of Commercial

Science and Bachelor of Arts. The degree of Master of

Arts was conferred upon him by his Alma Mater in


Mr. Galbreath served as superintendent of schools

of Wilmot, Ohio, 1884-1886, and of East Palestine,

1886 to 1893. During the same period he was county

school examiner of Columbiana County. In the sum-

mer of 1891 and again in the summer of 1892 he taught

in the Ohio Normal University at Ada, Ohio, now

known as Ohio Northern University. He served two

years as vice-president, 1893 to 1895, of Mt. Hope Col-

lege, Rogers, Ohio, and in 1896 became its president,

1 From memorial and tribute adopted by the Columbus McGuffey

Society, April 24, 1934.