Biography of Albert J. Freeland
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Albert J. Freeland is among the progressive young men of Wellsyule and a veteran of the World War. He was born at Wellsville, Feb. 4, 1896, and is the son of Cornelius and Emma (Boggs) Freeland.

Cornelius Freeland was born in Roane County, W. Va. He has lived in Wellsville since 1895 and is identified with the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company. His wife, also a native of West Virginia, died May 30, 1925, and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Freeland the following children were born: John, lives in Roane County, W. Va.; Thaddius and Cyrus, live at Wellsville; Samuel, lives at Lewisville, Ohio, is a World War veteran, having served with the 83rd Division; Myrtle, married Leonard E. McClure, lives at Wellsville; and Albert J., the subject of this sketch.

Albert J. Freeland received his education in the public schools of Wellsville and from 1910 until 1916 was employed by the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company. On July 26, 1917, he volunteered for service during the World War and was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., and later to France, where he served as a member of the 18th Field Artillery Corps, Third Division. He took active part in several important engagements of the war, including the Argonne drive, and was discharged Aug. 26, 1919. After his return from the army, Mr. Freeland was identified with the Pittsburgh Electric Appliance Company for two years and since 1924 has held his present position as local manager of the Ohio Valley Oil Company.

On Jan. 30, 1920, Mr. Freeland was united in marriage with Miss Elsie McFarland, who was born at Beaver, Pa., March 4, 1901, the daughter of Theodore McFarland. Mr. and Mrs. McFarland, deceased, were the parents of five children, as follows: Sadie, married Edward Herman, lives at Beaver, Pa.; Theodore T., lives at Beaver Falls, Pa.; Anna, married C. E. Vanworsalle, lives at Beaver, Pa.; Samuel, lives at Beaver, Pa.; and Mrs. Freeland. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Freeland: Mildred and Dorothy; the latter died Feb. 28, 1925. 1925.

Politically, Mr. Freeland is a Republican. He is identified with the First Christian Church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is one of Columbiana County's highly esteemed young men and has many friends.

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

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