Biography of Andrew E. Guskea
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Andrew E. Guskea, a veteran of the World War, is among the most prominent young business men of East Liverpool, where he is identified with the Carnahan Guskea Drug Company. He was born at Carnegie, Pa., March 14, 1897, and is the son of Edward Andrew and Antoinette (Muller) Guskea.

Edward Andrew Guskea was born in Germany, as was his wife. After coming to this country he became a prosperous importer of merchandise and lived at Monongahela, Pa. He died in 1910 and his wife lives at Monongahela. Mr. Guskea had various business interests in mines and the building of western railroads, and traveled extensively. To Mr. and Mrs. Guskea were born two sons: Stanley A., born at Carnegie, Pa., Nov. 22, 1893, died Dec. 22, 1918. He was a graduate of Scotts University and the University of Pittsburgh and held the degrees of Ph. G. and Ph. C.; and Andrew E., the subject of this sketch.

Andrew E. Guskea received his education in the public and high schools of Monongahela from which he was graduated in 1914. He began his business career as an apprentice pharmacist and was also employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a car inspector. While in France with the U. S. Army he took special work at Beaume University and he was graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1921. Before entering the army, Mr. Guskea was associated in the drug business at Monongahela with his brother and L. A. Grodecour. Since 1924 he has been connected with the Carnahan Guskea Drug Company.

On May 28, 1917, Mr. Guskea enlisted as a private in Company A, 110th Regiment Infantry, 28th Division, and was sent to Camp Augusta, Ga. He participated in six major operations during the World War: Vaisle-Marne; Marne-Aisne; Meuse Argonne; Theaucourt; Aisne Oise; and Champaign Marne. He was discharged at Camp Dix in 1919 with the rank of second lieutenant and a recommendation for a captain's commission.

On Oct. 26, 1921, Mr. Guskea was married to Miss Mildred C. Connant, who was born in East Liverpool, Oct. 1, 1898, the daughter of Leander O., and Mary (Allison) Connant, natives of Columbiana County, and residents of East Liverpool, where he is engaged in the grocery business. Mr. and Mrs. Guskea have a son, Andrew Edward, born Feb. 17, 1924.

Mr. Guskea is a member of the Masonic and Elk lodges and belongs to the American Legion and La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. He is one of the enterprising young business men of his community and is favorably known.

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

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