Biography of William C. George
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William C. George. Ranking among the representative young business men of Columbiana County is W. C. George of East Palestine. He was born in East Liverpool, May 13, 1890, the son of William Shaw and Annie S. (Campbell) George.

William Shaw George, deceased, was one of the most successful business men of this section of the state. He was born on a farm near East Liverpool, March 21, 1865, the son of William S. and Mary (Cavett) George. The father was a farmer in early life but later became interested in the pottery business in East Liverpool, where he spent the remainder of his life. In 1897 his son, William Shaw, removed to East Palestine, where he engaged in the pottery business. His industrial career was remarkable and every citizen of East Palestine is justly proud of its largest industrial plant, the W. S. George Pottery Company. Mr. George died April 12, 1925. His wife died in January, 1921. They were the parents of the following children: William C., the subject of this sketch; Mrs. J. L. Adams, lives at Asheville, N. C.; John S., of East Palestine; Frank C., lives at Kittanning, Pa.; Mrs. Dorothy Woodard, lives at Asheville, N. C.; Lois, Robert B., Janet and William Shaw, Jr., all of East Palestine.

W. C. George spent his boyhood in East Palestine and was graduated from high school in 1908. After completing a course at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Ill., he became interested in his father's business in East Palestine. He worked in the various departments. He is now manager of operation in charge of all plants.

On Aug. 5, 1913, Mr. George was united in marriage with Miss Katherine Galbraith, of Canonsburg, Pa., the daughter of W. K. and Mary (Munell) Galbraith, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galbraith died in 1907 and his wife lives at Canonsburg, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. George have two children: W. S., IV, born July 23, 1917; and Mary Patricia, born May 21, 1923.

Politically, Mr. George is a Republican and he has served as a member of the city council for two terms. He is affiliated with the United Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, East Palestine Country Club, Yorick Club, Canonsburg, Pa. He is president (1926) of the United States Potters Association. He has many friends in the community and is deservedly popular.

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

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