Frederick D. Singleton
(December 19, 1876- March 29, 1973)
On December 19, 1876, Fred Singleton was born in Springboro, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Springboro, Ohio where he attended public school. As a boy he was noted for his skating ability and held a championship as a figure skater in the Springboro area. Fred married Elvira on January 19, 1899. They had 12 children; 10 of whom survived – Blanche, Cecil, Charles, Elsie, Frieda, George, Hazel, Katherine, Vergie, and Wilbur. He joined Bethel A.M.E. Church where he served on several boards. At the time of his death he was the oldest member of the church. He was a lover of music and often added to the service with his solos. Due to an accident, Fred spent his late years walking on crutches, but this did not prevent him from being active. He was an avid sports fan and attended many events. When his health began to fail, he took up residence at the Quaker Heights Nursing Home at Waynesville, Ohio. Grandpa Singleton never lost his sense of humor and for his jovial disposition.