Charles S. McCloskey is an excellent and highly esteemed citizen of East Palestine, where he is president of
The First National Bank. He was born on a farm near New Waterford, Ohio, April 7, 1878,
and is the son of Benjamin A. and Lucretia (Taylor) McCloskey.
Benjamin A. McCloskey was born near New Waterford, Ohio, in 1842, and spent his entire life on a farm. He died
Oct. 16, 1916 and is buried in New Waterford cemetery. His wife, a native of Enon Valley, Pa., resides at East
Palestine. They were the parents of four children: David W., deceased; Florence
M. Worley, lives at Punta Gordo, Florida; Betty C. Compton, lives in Chicago, Ill.; and Charles S., the subject
of this sketch.
Charles S. McCloskey attended the district schools and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. He attended Mt.
Hope Academy, Grove City College, and was graduated from the University of Wooster in 1901. He came to East Palestine
in 1906, where he became identified with the First National Bank in a clerical position. In 1912 he was made assistant
cashier and in 1921 was appointed cashier. He has been president of the institution since 1923.
On Oct. 16, 1912, Mr. McCloskey was united in marriage with Miss Leah Roderus of East Palestine, the daughter of
Henry and Hulda (Saalbach) Roderus, natives of Pennsylvania, and residents of East Palestine. Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey
have two children, C. Robert and Elinor F., both students.
Mr. McCloskey is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Knights
of Pythias, Loyal Order of Moose and Kiwanis Club.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
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