Biography of C. W. Heffernan
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

C. W. Heffernan is well and favorably known in East Liverpool, where he is local agent for the American Railway Express Company. He was born at Forest, Ohio, July 20, 1884, and is the son of L. H. and Catherine (Allison) Heffernan.

L. H. Heffernan is a native of Forest, Ohio, and the son of John Heffernan, who settled in Ohio many years ago, having emigrated here from Ireland. He located at Crestline, where he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He remained in this company's employ for 48 years continuously, the greater part of this time being spent as station agent at Forest. His son, L. H., succeeded to this position and he has been connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad for almost 50 years. Mr. and Mrs. Heffernan, who reside at Forest, are the parents of six children, as follows: Pansy, married Q. M. Grabatt, of Wooster, Ohio, and they reside in Cleveland, where he is identified with the Cleveland Plain Dealer; C. W., the subject of this sketch; Hazel, married Oscar DeCumbe, lives in Cleveland; Frances, married Omar McQuown, lives in Cleveland; Grace, married Forest Greiner, lives in Cleveland; and Catherine, lives in Cleveland.

After completing his schooling in the public and high schools of Forest, C. W. Heffernan removed to Crestline, Ohio, and entered the employ of the Adams Express Company in 1902. The following year he was appointed agent there and in 1909 was transferred to Salem, Ohio, by the company. He remained there until Jan. 1, 1918, when he was appointed agent at Youngstown, Ohio. The following year he returned to Salem, but was shortly afterward appointed special route agent out of the Pittsburgh office. Mr. Heffernan has served as local agent for the company since August, 1918.

In 1912 Mr. Heffernan was united in marriage with Miss Hannah Taylor, a native of Lisbon, Ohio, and the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Hiltabiddle) Taylor, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Heffernan have no children.

Mr. Heffernan is a Democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. He is a substantial citizen of Columbiana County and stands high in the community.

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

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