Biography of H. A. Leith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

H. A. Leith, proprietor of the Quality Feed Store, is a native of Wellsville, and a substantial business man of Columbiana County. He was born May 25, 1890, and is the son of James Albert and Rebecca Isabel (Calhoun) Leith.

James Albert Leith, who lives retired at Wellsville, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, as was his wife. In 1880 he removed to Wellsville, where he was successfully engaged in the coal business until his retirement. His wife died Feb. 17, 1920, and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville. To Mr. and Mrs. Leith were born two children: Gusta, married Frank Burwick, lives at Hanover, Ohio; and H. A., the subject of this sketch.

H. A. Leith grew up in Wellsville and attended the public schools. He became interested in the coal business at an early age and in May, 1911, established the Quality Feed Store, at Fourth Street on the Square. He is associated in business with his brother in law, James Heckathorn. The Quality Feed Store handles grain, straw, feed, etc., and have a well established trade.

On June 3, 1914, Mr. Leith was united in marriage with Miss Loretta Heckathorn, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1888, and the daughter of Richard and Rachel (Martin) Heckathorn, residents of Washington County, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Heckathorn are the parents of the following children: Myrtle, married Hugh Ward, lives at Empire, Ohio; James, a partner in the Quality Feed Store; George, lives at Newton Falls, Ohio; Mrs. Leith; Ina, married Calvin White, lives at Washington, Pa.; Grace, married Jesse White, lives at Newton Falls, Ohio; Clarence, lives at Newton Falls, Ohio; Robert, lives in Pennsylvania; and Elmer, deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Leith have been born three children: Howard Albert, born Oct. 7, 1918; Robert, died in infancy; and Harold, born in 1923.

Mr. Leith is a stanch Republican, a member of the Christian Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge. He is an upright and industrious man and held in high regard throughout the community.

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

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