Troy Daily News

January 21, 1942 

ALBAUGH, WALTER H. - Walter H. Albaugh, 51, R. R. 1, Troy, prominent Miami county attorney and a former member of congress and the state legislature, died Wednesday morning at his home after an illness of several years resulting from paralysis, the last stroke occurring early Wednesday morning from which he never regained consciousness.  Mr. Albaugh had been confined to his bed since January 18, 1941, his condition for some time having been a matter of grave concern to friends all over the county.  Mr. Albaugh was a member of one of the oldest and best known families of the county.  He was born on Jan. 2, 1890, in Tadmore, the son of Clifford and Frances Anderson Albaugh.  His grandfather and father were prominent nurserymen of the county, the former having also been the first president of the Troy National Bank.

                                                                                    World War Veteran

Mr. Albaugh graduated from the Bethel township schools and also from the Ohio State university, receiving his degree in 1914.  In 1918 he entered the World war and at its conclusion returned to Troy, where he practiced in his profession as long as his health permitted.  He always had been active in Republican politics, serving in the legislature from 1921 to 1924 and in 1938 was elected to congress, serving for a short term.  In addition to his political activities Mr. Albaugh was also interested in all civic enterprises and was very active in the Red Cross work, having served at one time as secretary of the county executive committee.  Fraternally he was affiliated with various branches of the Masonic lodge, belonging to both the Scottish Rite and the Shrine.  He was a charter member and past commander of the Clifford Thompson post of the American Legion.  He was also a member of the First Presbyterian church of this city.  Survivors are the widow, the former Miss Grace Grove of Dayton to whom he was married Jan. 2, 1923, and two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Thorne of Troy, and Mrs. Judson Ware of Lake Placid, N. Y.  Funeral arrangements.

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