Harry Ashton Spurgeon, another of the younger members of the force, was born at Lebanon, the county seat of Warren County, Ohio, on January 24, 1885. He attended school in Dayton, when his parents removed to that city from Lebanon, and after finishing his education in the public schools began making his own living as a fireman on a railroad locomotive. Enforcing the city laws appealed to him as more congenial work, and he secured an appointment to the force, on January 2, 1907. Shortly after his appointment he was married, his wife's name being Laura. He is a member of Madge Circle No. 519, of the Protective Home Circle.