I. F. Mossburg, manager of the Wellsville Branch Yard of The Scott Lumber Company, is a progressive and enterprising
business man of Wellsville. He was born at Wheeling, W. Va., Aug. 4, 1886, and is the son of Edward and Mary Ellen
(Wilson) Mossburg. The mother passed away March 5, 1926.
Edward Mossburg was a native of Lime Kiln, Md., and an early settler of Wheeling, W. Va., where he was extensively
engaged in the building business. He died Feb. 2, 1915, and his wife resides in Wheeling. They had two sons: Edward,
engaged in the contracting business at Wheeling, W. Va.; and I. F., the subject of this sketch.
I. F. Mossburg succeeded to his father's business in Wheeling and remained there until 1918, when he became associated
with the Wellsville Branch of the Scott Lumber Company, which was organized about 50 years ago. The company operates
three lumber yards in Ohio and three in West Virginia, and has one of the finest planing mills in this country
at Bridgeport, Ohio. They carry a complete line of lumber, builders' supplies and hardware and carry on a large
volume of business in Columbiana County.
On Aug. 24, 1907. Mr. Mossburg was married to Miss Stella May Joseph, of Wheeling, W. Va., a daughter of George
W. and Rose (Hartenstein) Joseph, who were the parents of the following children: Mrs. Mossburg; Loretta, married
J. Howard Warden, lives in Wheeling; and George, lives in Wheeling. Mr. Joseph lives retired. His wife died in
1909 and is buried in Wheeling. Mr. and Mrs. Mossburg have three children: Harold, Dorothy, and Edward, students.
Mr. Mossburg is a member of the Methodist Church, a 32nd degree Mason, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias, the
Modern Woodmen of America, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. He and his family are highly esteemed.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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