Biography of Charles H. Aughinbaugh
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Charles H. Aughinbaugh ranks among the successful business men of Wellsville and is identified with one of Columbiana County's well known pioneer families. He was born at Wellsville, June 4, 1876, and is the son of Henry Clayton and Rebecca Ann (Calhoun) Aughinbaugh.

Henry Aughinbaugh, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was among the earliest settlers and pioneer business men of Wellsville. When a young man he came here from Germany and engaged in the furniture and undertaking business. His factory building was located on the present site of the Home Savings & Loan Company, between Fifth and Sixth Streets. He married Hannah Patton, a native of Pennsylvania, and to them eight children were born: Charles, Allen, and Thomas, Civil War veterans, all deceased; Henry Clayton, father of the subject of this sketch; James, deceased; Mary, married Robert McClelland, both deceased; and two children died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Aughinbaugh are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, WelIsville.

Henry Clayton Aughinbaugh succeeded to his. father's business and was one of the successful business men of the county. He died in March, 1916, and his wife, a native of Jefferson County, Ohio, now resides with her son, William Allen Aughinbaugh, at 1621 Commerce Street, Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Aughinba ugh three children were born: William Allen; Charles, the subject of this sketch; and Blanche, who died at the age of two years.

Charles H. Aughinbaugh has always lived in Wellsville. After completing his schooling in the public schools, he learned the cabinet maker's and carpenter's trades, and since 1889 has engaged in the building business with his brother. They have had contracts for the erection of some of the city's leading public buildings and are also successful builders of homes. In July, 1924, Mr. Aughinbaugh engaged in the confectionery business in Wellsville and this business venture has already proven as profitable as Mr. Aughinbaugh's previous undertakings. It is conducted by his son, William.

On Dec. 23, 1901, Mr. Aughinbaugh was united in marriage with Miss May Seese, of Wellsville, born May 10, 1884, and the daughter of John Seese, an early settler of Columbiana County. She has the following brothers and sisters: Harry, engaged in the grocery business at Wellsville; Nettie, lives in Pennsylvania; Jennie, married William Wilson, lives in California; and Al, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Aughinbaugh's son, William, was born May 14, 1904.

Mr. Aughinbaugh is a Republican and he and his family hold membership in the Second Presbyterian Church. They have a wide acquaintance in Wellsville and Columbiana County and are highly esteemed.

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

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