Biography of Russell Burns
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Russell Burns, who is successfully engaged in the hardware business in Salem, is a veteran of the World War and an enterprising young business man of Columbiana County. He was born in this city, Oct. 7, 1894, and is the son of Dallas and Louise (Taylor) Burns. Mr. Burns resides in Salem. His wife is deceased.

Russell Burns attended the public schools of Salem and for several years was employed as a clerk in the grocery stores of I. B. Taylor and the Lease Company. He was connected with the Salem Cooperative Delivery Company for two years and later with S. D. Whinnery. He was connected with the Buick Motor Company at Flint, Mich., three years, and at the outbreak of the World War volunteered for service and was stationed at Camp McArthur, Waco, Texas, as a member of the 21st Machine Gun Battalion, Seventh Division. He was later transferred to Camp Oteen, Asheville, N. C. Mr. Burns was discharged in July, 1919, and returned to Salem where he entered the employ of V. L. Batin, hardware merchant. He has been sole owner of this business since 1923, which was established in 1911 by S. D. Whinnery. It is one of the well established businesses of the city and does a large volume of business.

Mr. Burns is affiliated with the Elks Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and American Legion. He is one of the well known young men of the community, whose success in life is practically assured.

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

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