Biography of Arthur F. Brinkworth
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Arthur S. Brinkworth, well known station agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad at Salem, is a veteran of the World War. He was born at Maria, Pa., Feb. 12, 1890, and is the son of Henry and Charlotte (Kettring) Brinkworth.

Henry Brinkworth, who lives retired at Louisville, Ohio, was a farmer during his active career.

After completing his schooling in the public and high schools of Louisville, Arthur S. Brinkworth attended a Canton Business College, and he has been in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad for 16 years. He began his career as a clerk at Louisville, from 1912 until 1916, was extra agent of the Eastern Division, and from 1916 until 1918 was agent at Louisville. In April, 1918, he volunteered for service during the World War and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio. He served overseas with the 32nd Division and saw active service at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and the Champaigne sector. After the close of the war he was with the Army of Occupation in Coblenz, Germany. Mr. Brinkworth's brothers, Cecil and Edwin, are also World War veterans. The former served as a member of the 84th Division in France and the latter was with the Fifth Division which was known as the "Fightin' Fifth," and the "Red Diamon Division."

After his discharge Mr. Brinkworth served as extra agent for the Eastern Division Pennsylvania Railroad until March 1, 1921, when he was appointed chief clerk at Canton, Ohio. He has held his present responsible position since Aug. 6, 1924.

On June 24, 1920, Mr. Brinkworth was united in marriage with Miss Virginia Shoup of Shreve, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Lily Shoup. They have a son, Donald, born May 5, 1922.

Mr. Brinkworth is a Republican, a member of the Christian Church, and belongs to the American Legion, Elks Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and is a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Shrine. He is esteemed as one of the progressive citizens of Salem.


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


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