Biography of John H. Hinchliffe
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

John H. Hinchliffe, who ranks among the prominent and influential business men of Lisbon, is a native of Lisbon. He was born June 12, 1878, and is a son of George T. and Sarah (Morrison) Hinchliffe.

George T. Hinchliffe, deceased, was a Civil War veteran. He was born in Yorkshire, England, and at the age of 17 years came to the United States and settled in Lisbon where he was employed at his trade as a dyer. He served throughout the Civil War with Company B, 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was captured and held as a prisoner in the Libby and Andersonvifie prisons. He was twice wounded, but after recovery returned to the service. He died in 1900, and his wife died in 1888. They are buried in Lisbon. To Mr. and Mrs. Hinchliffe were born 13 children, as follows: George W., deceased; Jennie; Margaret, deceased; James R., lives in Cleveland; Sarah, Anna; John, deceased; Addie; J. B.; Hugh G.; John H., the subject of this sketch; Harry; and Charles H.

John H. Hinchliffe attended the public schools of Lisbon and began his business career as a driver for a local laundry concern. He later operated a newspaper agency and confectionery business for several years, and in December, 1904, established his present business known as The Hinchliffe Agency, dealer in real estate and general insurance.

On June 21, 1899, Mr. Hinchliffe was united in marriage with Miss Nora J. Zimmerman, the daughter of David and Mary Zimmerman. They have three children: Esther; John Eyler; and Iris; the two latter are students. Esther married Lester Sexton, they have one son, Lester Walter Sexton.

Politically Mr. Hinchliffe is a Republican. He served as mayor of Lisbon from 1908 until 1910, as a member of the city council from 1904 until 1908, and as Columbiana County commissioner from 1917 until 1923. He is a member of the Reformed Church, the Masonic and Elks lodges, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is President of the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hinchliffe is a public spirited citizen and holds the high regard of all who know him.

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

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