Biography of Thomas E. Lodge
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Thomas E. Lodge is a leading farmer and stockman of Center Township. He was born in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Sept. 15, 1853, the son of Joseph L. and Elizabeth (Whittaker) Lodge.

Joseph L. Lodge, a native of Salem Township, was born in 1828, the son of William Lodge, who came to this county from Virginia in 1809. Joseph L. Lodge was interested in general farming during the early part of his life hut later conducted a furniture business at Lisbon. He was a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died Oct. 17, 1891, and his wife, also a native of Columbiana County, died in 1879. She was the daughter of Cornelius and Linna H. Whittaker. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lodge: Alma, died at the age of three years; Thomas E., the subject of this sketch; and Emily, married William A. Tarr, lives at Lisbon.

After completing his schooling in the district schools of Salem Township, Thomas E. Lodge purchased his present farm in Center Township. He owns one of the fine farms of this section and operates 105 acres, which is known as the old David Brinker farm.

On Feb. 24, 1876, Mr. Lodge was married to Miss Clara Brinker, a daughter of David and Amanda (Baker) Brinker, both deceased. Mr. Brinker was one of the early settlers of Columbiana County and died in 1866. His wife died in 1907. To Mr. and Mrs. Lodge four children were born: Bertha, married Harry Waddell, lives near Leetonia, Ohio, and they have two children, Reba and Francis; Robert Bruce, died in infancy; Miner Brinker, lives at Leetonia, married Marion Morris and they have a daughter Kathryn Ann; and Russell William, married Lucinda Mary Mason, lives on the Lodge farm, and they have one son, George Russell Lodge.

Mr. Lodge is a Republican and is affiliated with the Knights of Pytbias. He is a substantial citizen of the county and highly esteemed.

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

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