Biography of Augustus E. Harris
Columbiana County, OH

Augustus E. Harris, who is engaged in the automobile business in East Liverpool, is a member of a prominent pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born at Salem, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1884, and is the son of Charles W. and Miria (Greenwalt) Harris.

Charles W. Harris was born in Salem and ranks among the prominent business men of that city, where he established the printing business of Harris & Company. This company specializes in the printing of gummed labels and is the oldest concern of its kind in the world. Mr. Harris is a Civil War veteran, having served with Company C, 142nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry His brother, Augustus Harris also served in the Civil War, a member of the Second Ohio Cavalry. Charles W. Harris was married to Miss Miria Greenwalt, a native of Dauphin County, Pa. She died in 1923 and is buried at Salem, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Harris were born five children: Mary, deceased; Dickson, is engaged in business with his father at Salem; Frank G., has the Buick automobile agency in Salem; Augustus E., the subject of this sketch; and Edna, deceased.

Augustus E Harris grew up in Salem and attended the public schools there. He learned the pattern maker's trade while in the employ of the Buckeye Engine Company, with whom he remained for a period of ten years. He was then engaged in the manufacture of dairy equipment in Salem until 1923, at which time he removed to East Liverpool. In February, 1922, Mr. Harris had established his automobile business in this city, and after disposing of his other interests, he devoted his entire time to this enterprise. The Harris Buick Company has established a splendid sales record and is among the well equipped garages of this section.

On June 30, 1906, Mr. Harris was married to Miss Fannie Elizabeth Haldeman of Salem, the daughter of Judson and Elizabeth (Van Fossen) Haldeman, natives of Hanover, Ohio. Mr. Haldeman, deceased, was a railway mail clerk and for a number of years he served as postmaster of Salem, where his widow resides. Mr. and Mrs. Harris have two daughters, Marjory and Janice.

Mr. Harris is a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem and belongs to the Kiwanis Club and the East Liverpool Country Club. He is identified with the National Automobile Dealers' Association of the United States. Mr. Harris is widely known in Columbiana County and is one of the capable and far sighted business men of East Liverpool.

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

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