Biography of James D. Haney
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James D. Haney, one of Wellsville's most successful young business men, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in Jefferson County, Pa., Jan. 1, 1897, and is the son of James B. and Bertha (Crossman) Haney.

James B. Haney, a native of Pennsylvania, was among the first settlers of Clone, in Jefferson County, where he engaged in the lumber business as inspector for the government throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He lives at Cloe. His wife died in August, 1916, and is buried at Wellsville. Mr. and Mrs. Haney had four children: Paul B., James D., Esther E., and Rexford D.

James D. Haney received his education in the schools of Wellsville, and began life as a potter. He has been identified with the Ohio Valley Gas & Oil Company since June, 1924, and is manager of the local branch. During the World War Mr. Haney volunteered for service, June 29, 1917, and was sent to Camp Sheridan with Company D, 135th Machine Gun Battalion, 37th Division. He served overseas for 21 months and participated in many important battles and drives of the war, including Meuse-Argonne and Ypres. He was discharged April 9, 1919.

Politically, Mr. Haney is a Democrat. He is a member of the Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a public spirited young man and representative of the best citizenship of Columbiana County.

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

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