C B Haygood

From the Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, published by the John M Gresman Company, Chicago-Philadelphia 1896


C B HAYGOOD, City Clerk of Dayton, son of Susan (Von Gundy) and Plato Haygood was born in Cincinnati, January 28, 1852.  His father was born in Geneva, New York in 1816; spent his school days in Cleveland, Ohio, and was a clerk in many of the leading  hotels in the large cities, including Cleveland, Columbus, Ohio, St Louis and New Orleans.  He was a pure good man, a member of the Presbyterian Church, an Odd Fellow and a thirty-second degree Mason.  He died in Cincinnati in 1876 at the age of sixty years and is buried near that city in Spring Grove Cemetery.  His ancestors came from Scotland.

Susan Von Gundy Haygood (mother) was born in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1827 and was educated in the common schools.  She and Plato Haygood were married in 1850 and she survives him, being now a resident of Dayton.  Her father Christian Von Gundy was a native of Germany.

C G Haygood, subject of this sketch was educated in the splendid schools of Cincinnati, graduating from the high school in 1868.  He began business as a clerk in the well known wholesale grocery establishment of Babbitt, Harkness & Co of Cincinnati and was with them for ten years.  He then engaged in the retail grocery business on his own account in Dayton and was thus engaged for seven years.

In 1879 he was elected city assessor; was a member of the City Council from the Third Ward in 1885; was elected city clerk in 1886 and has held that office four consecutive terms, rendering service that has given entire satisfaction to the citizens.  He takes an active and leading part in Republican politics; is a Mason, Odd Fellow, Knight of Pythias and a member of the Presbyterian Church, in all of which organizations he takes a lively interest.

Mr. Haygood and Mary Brooks, daughter of Samuel Brooks, were married June 19, 1873.  She is a native of Columbus, Ohio.  They have four children: Clarence, born May 8, 1876; Walter, born October 23, 1878; Alma, born July 22, 1889; and Dallas, born April 26, 1893.


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