Biography of Robert C. Garrison
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Robert C. Garrison, superintendent of the American Steel & Wire Company at Salem, is among the prominent business men of Columbiana County. He was born at Alliance, Ohio, July 5, 1876, and is the son of John C. and Anna (McCrea) Garrison.

John C. Garrison, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania, as was his wife. He was a farmer and an early settler of Alliance, Ohio, where he died in 1906. His wife is also deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Garrison had three children: Elizabeth, married Frank Biliman, lives at Alliance, Ohio; Charles R., lives at Alliance, Ohio; and Robert C., the subject of this sketch.

Robert C. Garrison received his education in the public schools and began his business career in the employ of E. H. Brosius, a grain merchant. He was later a salesman with the Hershey Chocolate Company for a short time and then became identified with the American Steel & Wire Company in Cleveland. After 24 years with that plant he accepted his present position as superintendent of the local concern.

On Sept. 12, 1900, Mr. Garrison was united in marriage with Miss Flora Van Druff, a native of Clark County, Mo. They have five children, as follows: Frances Elizabeth, married A. H. Lindquist, lives in Cleveland and has two children, Alex Robert and Albert Duane; Aline, Robert, Winifred and Jean, all at home.

Mr. Garrison is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, and is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Elks Lodge and Rotary Club. He is a public spirited and progressive citizen.

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


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