Biography of Alpheus Arter
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Alpheus Arter, retired, is among the highly esteemed and representative citizens of Lisbon, where he has spent his entire life. He was born in this city in 1841, the son of Jacob Arter.

Jacob Arter was among the first settlers of Lisbon, having come here in 1830 from his birthplace in York County, Pa. He engaged in the saddlery and harness making business and established a business which was later carried on by his son and grandsons. He is deceased and is buried in Lisbon.

Alpheus Arter was reared and educated in Lisbon and ranks among the pioneer business men of this section. Besides his harness and saddlery business he founded the Arter Manufacturing Company in 1895, which is now known as Arter Sons' Company. Mr. Arter is a stockholder in the Peoples' Bank of Lisbon and is actively connected with various other business institutions of the city.

Mr. Arter was married three times. His first wife was a Miss Huston, three children were born to this union: Frank, Lyman and Mrs. Carrie Ramsey, all of whom live in Lisbon. Mr. Arter's second wife was Sarah Hamilton. She died 1891; to this union six children were born: Harry G., a sketch of whom appears in this volume; Dora M.; Minnie C.; James S.; Robert, of Lisbon, Ohio, and Allen who was killed while serving in the World War and is buried in France. Mr. Arter's present wife was Nannie Shaw; no children have been born to this union. Alpheus Arter served in Company C, Eighty seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Mr. Arter is a Republican and is widely known in Columbiana County.

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

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