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

C. W. Kaminsky, general manager of the J. H. Lease Drug Company, is among the substantial and well known business men of Salem. He was born at Smithfield, Ohio, April 28, 1889, and is the son of John and Sarah (Bake) Kaminsky.

John Kaminsky, who lives retired in Salem, is a native of Ohio. In early life he engaged in general farming and in 1892 removed to Salem, where he was interested in the real estate business until his retirement. He was married first to Miss Mary Bake, and to them two daughters were born: Cora, married W. L. Harris, lives in Salem; and Mary A., at home. Mr. Kaminsky was later married to Miss Sarah Bake, and to them were born four children: C. D., lives in Chicago; Edna and J. L., both deceased; and C. W., the subject of this sketch.

C. W. Kaminsky was reared and educated in Salem, attended Ohio State University, and for several years was associated in business with his father. He was later employed by the Bennett Drug Company for eight years, after which a partnership was formed with J. H. Lease in 1919. The J. H. Lease Drug Company, which was established in 1916, is one of the leading enterprises of its kind in Columbiana County. Mr. Lease retired from the company in March, 1922.

On Sept. 29, 1912, Mr. Kaminsky was united in marriage with Miss Ethel Leaf of Salem, the daughter of Joshua and Carrie Leaf, residents of Salem. To Mr. and Mrs. Kaminsky have been born two children: Rena Rae, born July, 1915, and Robert William, born in March, 1920.

Mr. Kaminsky, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, and the Salem Country Club. The Kaminsky family stands high in the community and has many friends and acquaintances.

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

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