Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa, (Lewis Publishing Company (1887)), p. 560:
"WILLIAM H. ALBAUGH is now serving his second term as Mayor of the city of Leon, having been first elected in the spring of 1886. Mr. Albaugh has been a resident of Leon and vicinity since 1869. He was born in Putnam County, Indiana, in September, 1853. His father, Edmund Albaugh, came to Decatur County in 1869, settling in Eden Township, where he lived but a few years, when he went to Kansas. Our subject received a good common-school education and was engaged in teaching between the years 1870 and 1883, most of the time in Decatur county. He began the study of law while teaching, pursuing his studies with Harvey & Young, and was admitted to the bar at Leon. He married Mary L. Layton, born also in Putnam County. They have four children -- Grace, Edmund, Flora and George."