Biography of Orrin H. McArtor
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Orrin H. McArtor, one of Columbiana County's representative young business men, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Feb. 20, 1897, and is a son of Lyman and Millie (Astry) McArtor.

Lyman Martor was born in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, in 1858, the son of Milton McArtor, a pioneer settler of this section. He engaged in the contracting business in Salem for a number of years and among buildings erected by him are the Salem Opera House and Ohio Mutual Insurance Building. He was also supervising architect of the Fourth Street School, Salem. Mr. Martor died in 1910 and is buried in Grandview Cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church and an active church worker. His wife, a member of a prominent pioneer family of Columbiana County, resides in Kansas, with her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. McArtor were the parents of the following children: Bessie, married H. M. Randels, lives at Anthony, Kan.; Dennis, lives at Canton, Ohio; Perry, lives at Salem; Willis, lives at Salem; Orrin H., the subject of this sketch; and William, lives in Pittsburgh.

Orrin H. McArtor received his education in the public schools and after his graduation from high school in 1917 he enlisted for service in the army. He served on the Mexican Border for 11 months and throughout the entire period of the World War was an ambulance driver. He participated in four major engagements of the war and was with the army of occupation for nine months. Mr. McArtor was discharged from service in September, 1919. He was then associated with the Victor Stove Company of Salem as a traveling representative for two years, and also spent two years with the Ohio Mutual Insurance Company. He has held his present position as manager of the People's Lumber Company, Columbiana, since 1925.

On June 12, 1922, Mr. McArtor was married to Miss Edith E. West of Salem, the daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth West. They have a daughter, Betty Louise McArtor, born Jan. 5, 1924.

Mr. McArtor is a member of the Christian Church of Salem and the American Legion. He is a Republican.

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

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