Mark Campbell McMaken
Above: Mark Campbell McMaken, ca. 1885. Mark Campbell McMaken was born on the family farm in Union Township of Butler County. He was the township's justice of the peace for a number of years before being elected to the lower house of the Ohio legislature. In 1847, he moved to Hamilton, where he bought a large portion of a city block. In 1849, he was appointed health officer of Hamilton. During the Civil War, he served as a sanitary commissioner, inspecting the condition of the army. With his anti-slavery views, he was an operator - "conductor" - along the Underground Railroad. He died in January 25, 1899 in Hamilton, Ohio. From the George C. Crout Collection, MidPointe Library System, Middletown, Ohio.