Biography of A. R. Courtney
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

A. R. Courtney is a substantial and reliable young business man of Salem, where he is connected with the Ruggy-Courtney Motors, Inc. He was born in Salem, July 28, 1890, and is the son of Arthur B. and Alice (Stauffer) Courtney. Mr. Courtney was employed by the Buckeye Engine Company for many years as an engineer.

After completing his schooling in the public schools, A. R. Courtney entered the employ of the Bloomberg Clothing Company, Salem, and was later connected with the Porter Rubber Company, now the Salem Tire & Rubber Company. Before the establishment of his present business he was connected with the Salem Motor Company as a salesman. Ruggy Courtney Motors, Inc., one of the leading automobile agencies in this section, are the agents for the Overland-Willys-Knight cars. The territory covered by the company includes seven townships in Columbiana County and more than 350 cars' are sold annually. The various departments are managed by: R. C. McAllister, paint shop; John Ormsby, used car manager; A. R. Courtney and H. Fullerton, sales department; and Rex W. Ruggy, office manager.

On Sept. 14, 1914, Mr. Courtney was united in marriage with Miss Vera M. Bonsall, the daughter of Charles Bonsall, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. They have a daughter, Jane, born in 1918.

Mr. Courtney is a Republican, a member of the Salem Country Club, and is affiliated with the Masonic and Elks lodges. He has an extensive acquaintance in Columbiana County and is favorably known.

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

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