Biography of H. B. Keys
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

H. B. Keys is a representative business man and a substantial citizen of East Liverpool. He was born at Rock Camp, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1886, and is the son of William H. and Josephine A. (Brown) Keys.

William H. Keys, a native of Lawrence County, Ohio, is the son of George W. Keys, deceased. William H. Keys was successfully engaged in the mercantile business at Rock Camp, Ohio, for 26 years, and now lives retired at Delaware, Ohio. His wife was born in Carter County, Ky. H. B. Keys, the subject of this sketch, was the eighth child of a family of ten children.

H. B. Keys was reared and educated at Rock Camp, Ohio, and engaged in the hardware business at fronton, Ohio, for ten years. He then became interested in the automobile business in Pittsburgh and on April 1, 1923, came to East Liverpool and organized The Keys Motor Supply Company, of which he is secretary, treasurer and manager. The other officers are: C. R. Larkins, president; and Alleen C. Keys, vice president. They carry a complete line of automobile accessories, radio and electrical equipment, and operate one of the largest businesses of its kind in Columbiana County.

In 1909 Mr. Keys was married to Miss Aileen C. Chandler of Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of Rev. John M. and Charlotte Chandler. Rev. John M. Chandler is pastor of a Methodist Church at Columbus, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Keys have been born four children: Harry C., Virginia, John W. and Robert C.

Mr. Keys is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Kiwanis Club. He is a highly esteemed member of his community.

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

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