Edwin S. Foulks. Among the prominent residents and highly esteemed citizens of East Liverpool is Edwin S. Foulks,
general merchant, and member of one of Columbiana County's pioneer families. He was born at Calcutta, Ohio, Sept.
6, 1869, and is the son of Albert G. and Amy (Pancake) Fouiks.
Albert G. Foulks, deceased, was a native of Columbiana County and one of the well known attorneys of his time.
He was the son of William Foulks, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, who built the first house at Calcutta in
Columbiana County. Albert G. Foulks practiced law and also engaged in the mercantile business during his life.
He served during the Civil War and is now deceased. His widow lives at Calcutta. They were the parents of four
children: Edwin S., the subject of this sketch; George, a farmer, lives near East Liverpool; Margaret, married
William Moore, a farmer, lives in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County; and Mattie, lives with her mother.
Edwin S. Foulks was reared and educated in Columbiana County. He succeeded to his father's business at Calcutta
and has always been interested in the general merchandise business. He served as postmaster of that place until
the advent of the rural free delivery system, at which time the Calcutta post office was discontinued.
Mr. Foulks was married to Miss Grace Simms, who was born at Cannons Mills, Columbiana County, the daughter of William
Simms, deceased. To them were born three children: William S., mention of whom is made below; Albert, married Nellie
Swanson, of Wellsville, and they live on the old Foulks homestead near Calcutta; and Mary, deceased.
William S. Foulks, who is successfully engaged in the practice of law at East Liverpool, was born near Calcutta.
He was educated in the public schools, East Liverpool High School, was graduated from Bethany College, and in 1915
received his degree in law from Ohio State University. He has offices in the Little Building. Mr. Foulks was married
to Miss Summe, of Columbus, Ohio. They have two sons, Edwin and William, Jr. Mr. Folks is a veteran of the World
War and was one of the organizers of the East Liverpool Post of the American Legion, of which he has served as
commander several times. He has attended all of the national conventions of the Legion as a delegate. He is also
a member of La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. He is a member of the Columbiana Bar Association, Ohio State
Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Southern Columbiana County Bar Association.
Edwin S. Foulks is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Republican and has held many township and county
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
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