Brighton, Thomas, was born in Ireland, August 9, 1820, a son of William and Jane Brighton, who came from Ireland to Youngstown in 1820. Thomas Brighton was reared on a farm and educated in the Youngstown schools, and has always followed farming. He owned eighty acres and sold out and came to Youngstown village, where he engaged in the hotel business, being proprietor of the Ontario House for ten years. For some years he has lived a retired life. In 1881 he married Kate Humphrey of Lockport, and they had one daughter, Kate, who died in February, 1894. Mr. Brighton has been a lifelong Democrat and voted for Palmer and Buckner. He has been president of the village two terms and is one of the oldest settlers in the village of Youngstown.
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