Biography of James S. Hilbert
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James S. Hilbert is a leading citizen of East Liverpool, where he is successfully engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He was born in Liverpool Township, Columbiana County, Sept. 16, 1866, and is the son of Martin and Rosanna (Standley) Hubert.

Martin Hilbert, deceased, was a native of Alsace-Lorraine and his wife was born in Germany. He was brought to this country by an uncle, and lived at Steubenville, Ohio, for a number of years. In 1860 he removed to Columbiana County, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died in 1885 and his wife died in 1915. To Mr. and Mrs. Hubert the following children were born: John, Mary, Anna and Montrose, all deceased; Caroline, lives in Lawrence County, Pa.; James S., the subject of this sketch; Agnes, the widow of Charles H. Connell, lives at St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Anna, married Carl Upperman, lives in Pittsburgh.

James S. Hilbert spent his boyhood in East Liverpool, attended the public schools, and at an early age learned the potter's trade. He was later associated with his father in the hotel business and after the latter's death formed a partnership with George H. Owen and Frank H. CroxalL This real estate partnership continued until 1908, at which time Mr. Croxall retired from the firm. Messrs. Hilbert and Owen conducted the business until the death of Mr. Owen in December, 1922. The business, now conducted and owned by Mr. Hubert is known as George H. Owen & Company, and is among the leading real estate and insurance businesses in this section of the state.

On Nov. 6, 1895, Mr. Hilbert was united in marriage with Miss Frances Earley, of Trenton, N. J., the daughter of James V. and Jennie (Tate) Earley, both deceased. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert: Helen M., married James G. Davis, lives in Los Angeles, Calif.; Stañdley T., associated in business with his father; and Marjorie, a student in East Liverpool High School.

Mr. Hilbert is identified with the Republican party in politics and is a member of the Catholic Church and Elks Lodge. He is a director of the Dollar Savings Bank, member of the Rotary Club, trustee of the City Hospital, trustee of the Chamber of Commerce and a director of the Country Club. During the World War, Mr. Hubert was a very active worker in the American Red Cross and is now one of the executive committeemen. He served in this body as chairman of the Home Service Civial League and Nursing Section. He is a director of the Stubenville, East Liverpool and Beaver Valley Traction Company. He is chairman of the House Committee City Hospital and chairman of the Country Club. Mr. Hubert is chief deputy of the board of deputy state supervisors of elections for Columbiana County. He has always taken an active interest in local matters and is a citizen of material worth to the community.

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

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