Robert A. Carter was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1935, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1954. Married with 5 children and 9 grandchildren, he currently lives in Mansfield with his wife Jackie. He is a member of the Richland County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, the Ohio Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM). Since 1964 he has written six local area history books, including 1964 Lexington Sesquicentennial booklet; The Sandusky Mansfield & Newark Railroad (2002); Tom Lyons The Indian That Died 13 Times (2003); Tales of the Old-Timers – The History of Lexington (2007); The Mansfield Riots of 1900 (2009), and Water-Powered Mills of Richland County (2016).
Michael C. Cullen was born in Brazil in 1946. When he returned from service in Vietnam he completed his bachelor’s degree in History from Humbolt State College in Arcata, CA, followed by a Masters Degree in 1971. Over the next 31 years he and his wife Toni lived in Mexico, Canada, England, and Italy before returning to the United States. He completed another Master’s Degree in 2002 in Strategic Studies, and in 2006, he earned a third Masters Degree, in History, at the University of West Florida. The notebooks that provide the backbone for this book belonged to his grandfather, D. W. Garber, an Ohio historian.