SAMUEL TYHURST, of the firm of Wiandt & Tyhurst, millers, Newcomerstown, is a native of Huntingdon County, Penn., where he was born June 27, 1842. He is a son of Robert and Siena (West) Tyhurst. He emigrated to Licking County, Ohio, at the age of seven years, and remained there for twenty years; thence went to Muskingum County. He was there married, September 1. 1869 to Clara Wackford, born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, April 3, 1842. and a daughter of William and Emily Wackford. To this union have been born two children—Essie, born November 13, 1870, and Daisy, born December 4,1872, both in Muskingum County, Ohio. Mr. Tyhurst has been a resident of Neweomerstown for about three years, and has been in the milling business since he was ten years old. He was educated in the high school at Newark, Licking County. He was a member of the Ninety-fifth Regiment, Company E, and served for upward of three years. He has acted as Mayor of Dresden, Ohio, and is a member of the Council, also of the School Board.
Source: "The history of Tuscarawas County, Ohio" written by John Brainard Mansfield, published by Warner, Beers & Company, 1884, p.882