Biography of Arthur B. Courtney
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Arthur B. Courtney, deceased, was a well known and highly respected citizen of Salem. He was born in Winona, Butler Township, Jan. 27, 1865, the son of Moses and Mary Courtney.

Moses Courtney was a native of Eastern Pennsylvania as was also his wife. They came to Columbiana County in the early days and settled in Butler Township, where they bought land and followed farming. They lived to the advanced ages of 80 years. Mr. and Mrs. Courtney were the parents of 12 children, four of whom are now living. They were members of the Friends Church.

Arthur B. Courtney received his education in the district schools and followed farming on the homestead until he was 25 years of age. He then entered the employ of the Buckeye Engine Company and was traveling reresentative for this concern for nine years. The next 15 years he traveled as representative for a Mt. Vernon firm over the entire United States. On account of ill health he retired from the road and purchased a farm in Mahoning County, Ohio, upon which he resided only six months, his death occurring August 7, 1900. He is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Salem.

On Oct. 26, 1887, Mr. Courtney was married to Miss Alice I. Stauffer, a daughter of Henry and Edith (Cook) Stauffer. They were the parents of two children, Alice I. and Cora I. Henry Stauffer was a teacher in early life in Green Township, and was the first cashier in the First National Bank of Salem. He died at the close of the Civil War at the age of 39 years, and is buried in Hope Cemetery, Salem. Mrs. Stauffer died at the age of 72 years and is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Salem. Mrs. Courtney taught school and at the time of her marriage was employed as a private secretary. To Mr. and Mrs. Courtney three children were born, only one of whom is now living, Russell, born July 28, 1890, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history.

Mrs. Courtney is half owner of the Courtney & Schwartz Grocery, which is located on East High Street, Salem. Mrs. Cora I. Schwartz, of Courtney & Schwartz, is the widow of Marvin Schwartz, who died in 1910.

Mr. Courtney was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Republican. Mrs. Courtney is a member of the Eastern Star and the Women's Relief Corps. She ranks among the well known women of Salem and has many friends.


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


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