Biography of C. E. Holt
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





C. E. Holt is recognized as one of the leading business men of Leetonia, where he is connected with the Leetonia Tool Company as secretary and treasurer. He is a native of England, born at Ashton-Underlyne, Chestershire County, Dec. 14, 1878, the son of William and Marie (Byrom) Holt.

William Holt came to the United States in 1880 and settled at Washingtonville, where he was employed by the Cherry Valley Furnace Company for many years. He now lives retired at Washingtonville, Columbiana County. His wife is deceased.

C. E. Holt was reared and educated in Columbiana County. He worked in the mines of Washingtonville for 16 years. He has been identified with the Leetonia Tool Company since 1911 and has held his present position as secretary and treasurer since 1913.

The Leetonia Tool Company, one of Columbiana County's well known industries, was established in May, 1907, by the following business men of Leetonia: H. T. Collins, J. I. Smith, R. W. Smith, C. S. Richards, and M. A. Collins. The present officers are as follows: John A. Floding, president; E. E. Sitler, vice president; C. E. Holt, secretary and treasurer; A. F. Rauch, and P. R. Rauch, directors. The company, incorporated for $10,000, are well known manufacturers of miner's tools.

On Nov. 16, 1901, Mr. Holt was married to Miss Loula B. Prior of Leet.onia, the daughter of John and Emma Prior. Mr. Prior is deceased and his wife resides at Leetonia. To Mr. and Mrs. Holt have been born five sons: Charles, a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, associated in business with his father, Eldon, also a graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, in business with his father; Marcus, a graduate of Wittenburg College, in business with his father; Ray and John, both at home.

Mr. Holt and his family are members of the Lutheran Church, and he is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Kiwanis Club. He is a Republican.

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


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