Biography of A. Earl Edwards
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

A. Earl Edwards, city treasurer of East Liverpool, is one of the progressive young men of Columbiana County. He was born in Berkley, Calif., May 13, 1891, and is the son of F. F. and Alice (Gaston) Edwards.

F. F. Edwards, proprietor of the Edwards Hotel in East Liverpool, is a pioneer business man of this section. His wife was a native of Columbiana County and the daughter of James Gaston, one of East Liverpool's earliest settlers, who served for many years as justice of the peace. Mrs. Edwards died in 1921 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards: William, a professor at Wentworth Institute, Boston, Mass.; and A. Earl, the subject of this sketch.

A. Earl Edwards received his education in the public schools of East Liverpool, being graduated from high school in 1911. He was a traveling representative for the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company for several years, and later engaged in the hotel business with his father. In 1921 he was elected a member of the city council and two years later was elected city treasurer, which office he has since filled.

In 1912 Mr. Edwards was married to Miss Mary Johnston, of Wellsville. Her mother, Mrs. Johnston, who resides in East Liverpool, has served as active head of the W. C. T. U. in East Liverpool for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have five children: Frank, William, Amanda, Robert Gaston, and Mary Alice.

Politically Mr. Edwards is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is an enterprising citizen and is widely and favorably known throughout the county.

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

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