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Fernando Cortez Searl


Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
of the Nineteenth Century
829 (Chicago: American Publishers' Assoc., 1898)

"Searl, Fernando Cortez (July 18, 1825-June 26, 1904), lawyer, was born on a farm in Vernon Township, Scioto County, [Ohio]. After attending district schools, he began teaching at the age of sixteen. In 1859 he settled in Portsmouth, where he read law, was admitted to the bar in 1863, and served for a time as probate judge. He practiced law in Portsmouth and operated several farms in the surrounding area." [William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 560 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co. for Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [Used with permission of the Ohioana Library Association] [Searl was associated with the law firm, Harper, Searl & Milner in Portsmouth. See Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 845 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)]


Fernando Cortez Searl, Collected Poems of Fernando C. Searl (Portsmouth, Ohio: Spahr & Glenn Company, 1930)