Frank B. Eagleton, of Knox Township, is a substantial citizen of Columbiana County and a member of a well known
pioneer family. He was born on a farm between Salem and Lisbon, Dec. 15, 1879, and is the son of Thomas and Margaret
Thomas Eagleton was born in Massachusetts in 1836 and died in 1881. His wife was a native of Salem Township and
died in 1897. Mr. and Mrs. Eagleton had four children: Julia, deceased, was the wife of Clyde Oyster; Carrie, married
Harry Paxson, lives in Salem; Clarence E., lives in Salem Township; and Frank B., the subject of this sketch.
Frank B. Eagleton received his education in the schools of Salem Township and worked in the mines of this section
for five years. He then became connected with the telephone business and was employed throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.
He later went to California, where he spent four years in telephone work and upon his return to Ohio he settled
at Alliance, where he served as a member of the police force for eight years. In 1919 Mr. Eagleton organized the
Westville Summer Resort in Knox Township, which has proven a successful undertaking. There are a group of 14 cottages
and one of the finest small lakes in this section of the state, which has become a popular fishing resort. He also
has other land holdings.
In 1906 Mr. Eagleton was united in marriage with Miss Minnie Winkler, of Kent, Ohio, who died in 1910. A son was
born to them, Lester Raymond, born March 25, 1908. On Dec. 23, 1918, Mr. Eagleton was married to Miss Florence
Hively, of Starke County, Ohio, the daughter of Thomas and Ella (Naylor) Hively. They have had two sons: Forrest
Franklin, born Oct. 16, 1919, died in infancy; and Frederick Thomas, born March 31, 1925.
Mr. Eagleton is a Republican and a member of the Methodist Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is favorably
known in Columbiana County and has a wide acquaintance.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
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Names N to Z
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