Biography of W. S. Fowler
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. S. Fowler, who lives retired at East Liverpool, is among the prominent citizens of Columbiana County. He was born on a farm near Chester, W. Va., and is a son of W. B. and Anna (Pugh) Fowler.

W. B. Fowler, deceased, was a native of West Virginia, as was his wife. He was a farmer and wool buyer and with King Dave Pugh owned a warehouse at Pughtown, W. Va. After coming to East Liverpool Mr. Fowler engaged in the grocery business until a few years before his death. Both he and his wife are buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool. They were members of the Presbyterian Church. There were five children in the Fowler family: John Q. A., lives retired at Steubenville, Ohio; Richard P., lives retired at East Liverpool; W. S., the subject of this sketch; Joseph P., died in 1907, and is buried in Riverview Cemetery; and Sarah E., married Peter Allison, both deceased, and buried in Riverview Cemetery.

W. S. Fowler learned the carpenter trade after completing his schooling in the public schools of East Liverpool, and with his brother, John, purchased the Union Planing Mill & Lumber Company from McIntosh Brothers. After conducting the business for a great many years, it was sold to W. L. Smith of Wellsville, Ohio, and Messrs. Fowler became extensively engaged in the contracting business in this city, and were thus engaged until their retirement.

Mr. Fowler was one of the founders of the Buckeye Club, which was organized over 50 years ago, and he has since served as treasurer. He is also treasurer of the Buckeye Country Club and belongs to the East Liverpool Country Club. He is a director of the Community Bank and vice president of the Union Savings & Loan Company.

Mr. Fowler is a Republican and a charter member of Elks Lodge No. 258.

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

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