Biography of Samuel B. Larkins
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Samuel B. Larkins is among the enterprising and successful business men of Salineville, where he is secretary of the National China Company. He was born in East Liverpool, in November, 1875, and is the son of Joseph and Mary (Miller) Larkins.

The Larkins family is among the honored pioneer families of Columbiana County, having settled in East Liverpool during the early days. Joseph Larkins was born in Pittsburgh. He engaged in the pottery business at Newell, W. Va., for several years and later settled in East Liverpool, where he engaged in business with his brother, Curtis Larkins. They operated a large coal depot as representatives of a Pittsburgh coal company, and later were interested in the pottery industry. Mr. and Mrs. Larkins are deceased. They were the parents of four children: Harry, lives at Salineville; Samuel B., the subject of this sketch; Frederick, lives in East Liverpool; and Minnie, lives at Canton, Ohio.

Samuel B. Larkins grew up in East Liverpool and attended the public schools. He was interested in the shoe business for 12 years in partnership with J. R. Warner, East Liverpool, and in 1899 engaged in the pottery business. Mr. Larkins was one of the organizers of the National China Company of East Liverpool, which was removed to Salineville in 1910. The officers of the National China Company are: Thomas H. Fisher, president; S. C. Williams, vice president; D. O, Webb, second vice president; George P. Williams, treasurer; Mr. Larkins, secretary; and Frank P. Judge, Jr., assistant secretary.

In 1914 Mr. Larkins was united in marriage with Miss Beulah Smith, of Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Arthur C. and Lulu (Bechtel) Smith, residents of East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Larkins have no children.

Mr. Larkins is a staunch Republican and a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is president of the Kiwanis Club of Salineville and is one of the progressive and public spirited men of Columbiana County.

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

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