Biography of William T. Lownds
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





William T. Lownds, one of Wellsville's enterprising young men, is a veteran of the World War and a member of one of Columbiana County's pioneer families. He was born at Wellsville, Dec. 13, 1895, and is the son of Harry E. and Alice (Hamilton) Lownds.

Harry E. Lownds, deceased, was born in East Liverpool, and spent his entire life in Columbiana County. He came to Wellsville in 1886 and died Feb. 24, 1920. He was a Republican, a member of the Masonic and Elks lodges, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His wife died June 24, 1901. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Lownds: Ora May, deceased, was the wife of E. H. Ebeling, who now resides at New Castle, Pa.; Harold, deceased; William T., the subject of this sketch; Joseph, deceased; Harry, lives in Chicago; and Walter, deceased.

William T. Lownds received his education in the schools of Wellsville and when a young man learned the machinist's trade. At the time of his father's death in 1920 he succeeded to his business as a barber and conducts a shop at 622 Main Street. Mr. Lownds enlisted in the navy during the World War on June 18, 1917, and was in service for two and one half years.

On June 23, 1920, Mr. Lownds was united in marriage with Miss Dora May Kinkade, who was born in Wellsville, Feb. 22, 1902, the daughter of James and Martha (Ridinger) Kinkade, natives of Columbiana County and residents of WeIlsville. Mr. and Mrs. Lownds have a daughter, Wynette, born Feb. 29, 1924.

Politically, Mr. Lownds is a Republican. He is affiliated with the Christian Church and the Elks Lodge. He is also a member of the American Legion.

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


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