Biography of Harry A. McNicol
Columbiana County, OH

Harry A. McNicol, president of the Potters Cooperative Company of East Liverpool, is among the prominent and influential young business men of Columbiana County. He was born in this city, April 26, 1897, and is the son of Hugh A. and Elizabeth (McNicol) McNicol.

Hugh A. McNicol, deceased, was one of the organizers of the Potters' Cooperative Company. He was born in East Liverpool, Dec. 18, 1854, the son of John and Mary (McCarron) McNicol. John McNicol, for many years owner of the D. E. McNicol Pottery Company, was long identified with the pottery industry in this section. His son, Hugh A., began life as a potter and early in the eighties with a number of other leading business men organized the Potters' Cooperative Company, of which he was president until his death, in August, 1914. He was one of the founders and a director of the Dollar Savings Bank of East Liverpool, and was also founder of the Potters' Mining & Milling Company. He was identified with the Elks Lodge and the Belmont and Kenilworth Country Club. Mr. McNicol was widely known in Columbiana County and highly esteemed. His wife, Elizabeth McNicol, was a native of Boston, Mass., born December 15, 1870. At the time of her husband's death she was elected president of the Potters' Cooperative Company, in which capacity she served until her death in August, 1918. Both Mr. and Mrs. McNicol are buried in Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool. They were the parents of two children: a daughter died in infancy; and Harry A., the subject of this sketch.

Harry A. McNicol attended the public and high schools of East Liverpool and after attending the Culver Military Academy, he entered his father's business. At the age of 21 years he was elected vice president of the company and in 1918 was made president. The Potters Cooperative Company which operates 18 kilns, is among the leading potteries of the state.

In 1922 Mr. McNicol was united in marriage with Miss Olga L. Bowman, a native of this city, and the daughter of A. E. and Ida (Bushong) Bowman. Mr. Bowman is employed by the Homer Laughlin China Company, East Liverpool.

Mr. McNicol is a member of the East Liverpool Country Club and belongs to the Elks Lodge. The McNicol family has been well and favorably known in this community for many years and Mr. McNicol is esteemed as an excellent citizen.

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

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