Biography of Corydon W. Arnold
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Corydon W. Arnold is a leading business man of Wellsville and a prominent citizen of Columbiana County. He was born in Wellsville, June 4, 1884, and is the son of Clarence R. and Helen May (Wells) Arnold. Corydon Arnold, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was a native of Massachusetts and one of the earliest settlers of the Western Reserve. He lived at Wellsville for many years and engaged extensively in real estate. The business was later carried on by his son, Clarence R., who was also local agent for the Adams Express Company for 40 years. He died Feb. 22, 1905, and his wife lives in Michigan with her daughter, Margaret, who married Albert Easton White, a professor at the University of Michigan.

Corydon W. Arnold became interested in the real estate business with his father after completing his schooling at Wellsville. In 1905 he succeeded to the business, which has developed into the leading real estate and insurance business of the community.

On June 24, 1908, Mr. Arnold was united in marriage with Miss Florence Boothman, who was born at Bryan, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1884, the daughter of Julian W. and Alice (Ely) Boothman. Mr. Boothman died Oct. 7, 1917, and his widow lives in Wellsville. Mrs. Arnold is the granddaughter of L. G. Ely, of Bryan, Ohio, who served as a member of Congress from his district for four successive terms. He died in 1924 at the age of 86 years. To Mr. and Mrs. Arnold has been born a daughter, Geraldine, born June 13, 1915.

Mr. Arnold is president of the Chamber of Commerce and is active in the Rotary Club. He is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Church. He and his wife are highly esteemed in the community.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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