Biography of Robert Auld
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Robert Auld, successful and well known building contractor of Salem, is a native of Scotland. He was born June 18, 1868, the son of Robert and Jannett Auld. The father died Jan. 20, 1924 and the mother died May 5, 1905.

The Auld family came to this country from Scotland in 1870 and settled at Albany, in Columbiana County. Robert Auld, Sr., was greatly interested in the coal industry and spent 20 years of his life at Salem, where he died in 1924. His wife is also deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Auld were born 12 children, all of whom are living.

Robert Auld grew up in Albany and attended the public schools there. He was connected with the Mullins Body Corporation of Salem for U years and in 1905 engaged in business for himself. He is responsible for the erection of some of the finest homes in Salem and vicinity, among them being the Foitg, Kanderer and Doctor McGeorge residences.

On Dec. 23, 1891, Mr. Auld was married to Miss Rosa Whitacre, of Salem, the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Whitacre, both deceased. He died in 1912 and his wife in 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Auld have no children.

Mr. Auld is an independent voter and ranks among the substantial citizens of Columbiana County.

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


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