Biography of William Pimlott
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM PIMLOTT, coal dealer, Springfield. William Pimlott was born in Derbyshire, Eng., Jan. 22, 1843; emigrated to America in 1863, and located in Syracuse, N. Y., where he lived some three years, when he removed to Brockport, N. Y, to take charge of the large reaper and mowing manufacturing establishment of Johnson, Untley & Co., as foreman. After superintending said establishment some two years, he came to Springfield, Ohio, and engaged with Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly as foreman of the cutterbar department, with whom he remained ten years. He then established a paint factory on South Limestone street, which he carried on one year and then sold out; he then opened a coal office on High street, in connection with his interests in the mines; at the end of eighteen months he sold his interest in the coal trade in Springfield to E. S. Kelly, whom he had taken into partnership; he then opened his present office on Limestone street. When Mr. Pimlott first engaged in the coal trade in Springfield, his sales were about two car loads per week; his trade has increased until now it amounts to one hundred car loads per week; for the year 1880 his sales aggregated $100,000; he owns a one half interest in two coal mines in Jackson Co., Ohio, one on the Ohio Southern (formerly Springfield Southern) railroad, and the other on the Dayton & Southeastern. The agoregate capacity of these mines is about twenty five car loads daily. While Mr. Pimlott had charge of the Brockport establishment, he invented an automatic governor for self raking reapers, which proved to be very useful for Johnson, Untley & Co.'s machines, but they refusing to pay for the benefit derived from this improvement, Mr. Pinalott sold the patent to Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly. He also invented an improvement which was applied to self raking reapers, that enables the driver to change the position of the rake to suit either tall or short grain, without stopping the machine. This he sold to Whiteley & Co. also. Mr. Pinalott is a member of Clark Lodge, F. & A. M. and a member of Springfield Lodge, No. 33, I. O. O. F.; he was married in 1862 to Mary Ann Taylor, to whom three children were born. This wife died June, 1870. He was again married in 1871, this time to Ada M. Gardner, daughter of Robert Gardner, of Springfield, Ohio. With this union there are four children. Mr. Pimlott's parents came to America in 1865; his father died in 1870; his mother is still living. While Mr. Pimlott is yet a young man, he ranks among the most active business men of Springfield.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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