Edward W. Michaels, an enterprising and well known citizen of Wellsville, was born in Pittsburgh, in 1870, and
is the son of Harman and Mary (Davis) Michaels.
Harman Michaels, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania. He was in the employ of the Cleveland, Pittsburgh &
Bellaire Railroad for 40 years, and in later life engaged in the pottery business at Wellsville, being the organizer
of the Pioneer Pottery Company in partnership with George Morley and I B Clark. It was later owned by Monroe Patterson
of East Liverpool. Mr. Michaels was also extensively engaged in the real estate business in Wellsville. He died
Feb. 17, 1912, and his wife died Jan. 31, 1923. They are buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville. Mr. and Mrs.
Michaels had the following children: William, deceased; E. W., the subject of this sketch; Minnie, married Albert
Apple, both deceased; Ocy, married Rev. J. A. Selby, lives at Parkersburg, W. Va.; and Addie, married Harris Conn,
lives in Cleveland.
E. W. Michaels was reared and educated in Wellsville and attended Adrian College, Adrian, Mich. In 1900 entered
the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with whom he has since remained. He now holds the position as yard master
for this company at East Liverpool. His home in Wellsville is at 430 Fourteenth Street.
On Dec. 15, 1890, Mr. Michaels was united in marriage with Miss Inez L. Dodge, who was born at Adrian, Mich., Oct.
2, 1868, the daughter of John Dodge. Mr. Dodge died March 22, 1916, and his wife died in June, 1898. They had three
daughters: Minnie, married Charles Rittenhouse, who died June 30, 1919, and she lives at Salem, Ohio; Mrs. Michaels;
and Kittie L., who married Walter J. Case, lives in San Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Michaels died June 29, 1923, and is
buried at Spring Hill Cemetery. To E. W. and Inez L. (Dodge) Michaels, were born six children: Leslie J., lives
in Wellsville; Mary, married George Gregory, lives at Butler, Pa.; Alice, lives in Wellsville; Clara E., married
in April, 1925, to Howard Bolvin, lives in Pittsburgh; Louise, married C. E. Blackman, lives in Fremont, Ohio;
and Catherine, at home.
Mr. Michaels is a Republican. He has an excellent standing in Columbiana County and is highly esteemed.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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Names G to M
Names N to Z
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