Biography of Warren A. Ball
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Warren A. Ball, superintendent and general manager of the Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Company, is among the successful and reliable business men of Salem. He was born at Canton, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1875, and is the son of W. J. and Louise (Doerflinger) Ball.

Warren J. Ball, deceased, ranked among the representative business men of Columbiana County and was instrumental in bringing the Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Company to Salem. He was born in Canton, Ohio, and for a number of years was identified with the Ideal Plow Company there. He came to Salem in the interests of that company, and remained in their employ until his connection with the Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Company in 1905. He served as superintendent and general manager of the latter named company until his death, Jan. 3, 1922.

Warren A. Ball attended the public schools of Salem and when 13 years of age he began his apprenticeship with the old Thomas Sharpe Company here. He later was employed as a moulder by the Silver Manufacturing Company and the Buckeye Engine Company, with whom he remained until 1905. At the time of his father's death he was foundry foreman and immediately assumed the offices of his father as superintendent and general manager.

The Pittsburgh Foundry & Machine Company's main plant is at Pittsburgh. The local concern employs 65 men and occupies a modern factory building, 50 x 300 feet, erected in 1910. They do a general job casting business and number among their customers the Carnegie Steel Company, Mullins Company, E. W. Bliss, and other well known concerns. Charles Sutter is office manager.

On Dec. 24, 1899, Mr. Ball was married to Miss Stella Hinze, of Letart, W. Va. They have four children: Margaret, married Charles Sutter, lives in Salem; Clarence W., a student at Ohio Northern University; Harry and Mary Elizabeth.

Mr. Ball is an independent voter. He and his family hold membership in the Christian Science Church.

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

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