Biography of L. T. Copehart
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

L T. Capehart, one of the enterprising and successful business men of East Liverpool, was born in Mason County, W. Va., Feb. 17, 1867, and is the son of James and Oriole (Zerkie) Capehart.

Both Mr. and Mrs. James Capehart were natives of Mason County, W. Va. He was a farmer and extensively engaged in stock raising. He died at the age of 38 years and his wife, in 1924. They are buried at New Haven, W. Va. They were the parents of ten children: George, general merchant and postmaster of New Haven, W. Va.; Fannie, deceased; L. T., the subject of this sketch; James, a merchant, New Haven, W. Va.; John, deceased; Charles, Willard and Ira, who live in East Liverpool; Hattie, married Benjamin Salaz, lives in East Liverpool; and William H., deceased.

L. T. Capehart was educated in the district schools of Mason County and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. He learned the tinner's trade and in 1903 established his present business in East Liverpool, which is known as L. T. Capehart & Son. They are general roofing contractors and specialize in the manufacture of supplies for the local potteries.

Mr. Capehart is married to Miss Victoria Graham, of New Haven, W. Va., the daughter of J. M. and Nancy Graham, both deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Capehart were born four children: Louis M., mention of whom is made below; Eula, married George Kidder of Newell, W. Va., and she died March 6, 1925, leaving two sons, Lewis and Charles Richard Kidder; Clarence M., a druggist in Canton, Ohio, married Marjorie Koch; and Helen M., a student at Dennison University.

Louis M. Capehart was born in Mason County, W. Va., Dec. 5, 1892. He enlisted for service during the World War and served in the navy from May 28, 1918 to Feb. 11, 1919. He was married in November, 1919, to Miss Romaine Orr of East Liverpool. Mr. Capehart is associated in business with his father. He is a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Elks, Knights of Pythias, American Legion, and Sons of Veterans.

L. T. Capehart has served as a member of the city council of East Liverpool continuously since 1915, and for the past two years has been president of that body. He is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias. He and his family are favorably known in the community in which they live.

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

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