From the History of Clinton County, Ohio,

Its People, Industries and Institutions

With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens

And Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families

Albert J. Brown, A. M., Supervising Editor

 Published1915, B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana


The late Odos L. Haworth was a well-known business man of Blanchester, this county, a prominent restaurant keeper of that town. He was born at Wilmington, this county, the son of Thomas and Mary (Drake) Haworth, and died on September 22, 1912. Thomas Haworth was born on June 19, 1844, and died on March 28, 1909. He was married on March 5, 1872, to Mary Drake, who was born on September 16, 1848, the daughter of Daniel and Ann (Messereu) Drake. Thomas Haworth was engaged in farming all of his life in Clinton County and owned seventy-three acres of land in Union township. He and his wife were the parents of four children, of whom Odos L. was the eldest, the others being Ralph W., Clarence L. and Edith D., wife of Orvall Wall. Thomas Haworth was the son of Richard M. and Elizabeth (West) Haworth, the former of whom was a native of Clinton County, born at Dover in 1824, and one of the early farmers of this county. He was the son of Mahlon and Phoebe (Frazier) Haworth, the former of whom was born in Frederick County, Virginia, on October 23, 1775, later emigrating to Tennessee and still later coming to this county, locating at Dover about 1803.

Odos L. Haworth entered the Star restaurant with his father in Sabina in 1896 and was in business tt that point for about two years, moving to Blanchester in 1898, where he continued in the same business the rest of his life. The business is now conducted by his widow. At the age of nineteen years, Odos L. Haworth took up the study of telegraphy at the Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley railroad station at Wilmington and after having become proficient as a telegraph operator, worked at Roseville. Washington and Wilmington, becoming express agent, with William McMillan, at the latter point and was twenty-one years old when he entered into partnership with his father in the management of the Star restaurant.

On April 22, 1894, Odos L. Haworth was married to Ada R. Staubus, who was born at Wilmington, daughter of Louis J. and Mary J. (Clark) Staubus. Louis J. Staubus was born on March 2, 1849, in Augusta County, Virginia, and was married on December 22, 1870, to Mary J. Clark, who was born in Augusta County, Virginia. on June 19, 1849, daughter of William D. and Rachel R. (Miller) Clark. Louis J. Staubus was the son of Jacob Staubus, a native of Germany, who came to America with his parents at the age of four years, locating in Augusta County, Virginia, where he became a farmer and where he and his wife, Regina Swatzel, died. They were the parents of five children, John C., William, David, Louis J. and Ellen. Louis J. Staubus was educated in the common schools of Augusta county, Virginia, and came to Ohio when a young man. After living in the state for several years he returned to Virginia, where he was married, and about 1874 he and his wife moved from Highland County, Ohio, to Reevesville. He has been a contract plasterer all of his life. Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Staubus are the parents of nine children, namely: Cora, who married George Bernard; Ada R., who married Odos L. Haworth; Leona E., who died at the age of six years; Worthy, who married Olive West; Samuel P., who died in infancy; Lottie Lee, who became the wife of James Bernard; Anna L., who is the wife of Harry Brook; Emma, who married Granville Gano, and Royal D., who married Gayle Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Staubus are members of the Methodist church, and he votes the Democratic ticket.

To Odos L. and Ada R. (Staubus) Haworth were born two children, Leah Rannells and Dorothy Virginia.

Odos L. Haworth was a well-known citizen of Clinton County, a man who was honorable and upright in all of the relations of life, who was admired by his fellow townsmen and respected for his cordial and friendly attitude toward the public at large, and his death in 1912 was mourned by many friends.

Note: (added by Donald R. Hayworth)

1.    Odos L. Haworth is descended from George Haworth the Emigrant through his son James Haworth as follows: Odos L. Haworth Thomas Mahlon Haworth & Mary Rebecca Drake  Richard Milton Haworth & Elizabeth M. West  Mahlon Haworth & Phoebe Frazier   George Haworth & Susannah Dillon  James Haworth & Sarah Wood    George Haworth & Sarah Scarborough.


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