Biography of O. J. Herrington
Columbiana County, OH

O. J. Herrington, who ranks among the most prosperous and reliable merchants of East Liverpool, was born at Greensboro, Pa., Dec. 29, 1868, and is the son of Albert and Catherine (Boone) Herrington.

Albert Herrington, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania, and for a number of years owned and operated a restaurant in Pittsburgh. Later, he lived at Fairmont, W. Va. He died at East Liverpool in 1922 at the age of 74 years and his wife died at Greensboro, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Herrington had three children: O. J., the subject of this sketch; Cora, married John Beatty, lives at Coimeilsville, Pa.; and William, lives at Waynesburg, Pa.

O. J. Herrington received his early education in the schools of Westmoreland County, Pa., and attended Park Institute, Allegheny, Pa. His first business experience was in the post office of Broad Ford Junction, Pa., and he was later connected with the grocery business of H. C. Frick, with whom he remained for five years. He then became interested in the butter business at Allegheny and in 1897 engaged in the dairy business there, remaining for 10 years. In 1908 Mr. Herrington removed to East Liverpool, where he has since engaged in the retailing of eggs, butter and cheese. He has a well established business extending to Chester and Newell, W. Va.

On Jan. 1, 1890, Mr. Herrington was united in marriage with Miss Mary May Algeo, of Dawson, Pa., and the daughter of James G. and Charlotta (Turmble) Algeo. Mr. Algeo lives at Lisbon, Ohio His wife died and is buried at Carnegie, Pa. Ralph Turmble, grandfather of Mrs. Herrington, served during the Civil War, and she is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Grand Army of the Republic.

To Mr. and Mrs. Herrington were born five children, as follows: Charlotta, married R. S. Byers, lives at Salem, Ohio; Zola May, married Marshall I. Morgan, lives at East Liverpool, and they have four children, Charlotta, Wilma, Marion, and Marshall I., Jr.; Oliver J., Jr., is engaged in business with his father, married Miss Edith McLaughlin of Wellsville, Ohio, and they have two children, Marjory Ann and Billy Jefferson; Alma L., married Carl Whitehill, lives at East Liverpool, Ohio and Phyllis Clair, at home.

In politics Mr. Herrington is identified with the Republican party and he holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge and Al Koran Shrine, Cleveland. The Herrington family has been well and favorably known in the community for many years, and Mr. Herrington is highly esteemed as an excellent citizen.

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

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