Biography of William Dolby
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William Dolby is a veteran of the World War and ranks among the prominent young business men of Wellsville. He was born in East Liverpool, Sept. 24, 1895, and is the son of William H. and Belle (Beebout) Dolby.

William H. Dolby, deceased, was an early settler of East Liverpool. His wife lives at Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Dolby the following children were born: Bessie Fay, married George Stezel, lives at Lorain, Ohio; Madge, married Albert Flote, lives at Wellsville; Irene, deceased; William, the subject of this sketch; Adella, deceased; Alice, married Claude Gregory, lives at St. Louis; Robert and Harry live in Wellsville; and Roland, deceased.

After completing his schooling in the public schools of Wellsville, William Dolby entered the employ of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company, with whom he was identified for 11 years. Since October, 1924, he has been local manager of the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. Mr. Dolby volunteered for service during the World War on May 26, 1917, and was sent to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. He was sent overseas and participated in the Argonne Drive of September, 1918. He was discharged April 9, 1919.

On Nov. 24, 1920, Mr. Dolby was married to Miss Mary Deshler, who was born in East Liverpool, June 1, 1903, the daughter of Fred H. and Mary (McKeever) Deshler, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Deshler live in East Liverpool and have three children: Mrs. Dolby; Louis, lives in East Liverpool; and Raymond, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Dolby have a daughter, Mary Eileen, born Feb. 19, 1923.

Mr. Dolby is a member of the Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Eagles, and is now president of that order in Wellsville He has an extensive acquaintance throughout Columbiana County and is well liked.

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

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