Biography of Charles E. Oliver
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Charles Ellsworth Oliver, editor of The Daily Leader of East Palestine, is among the representative citizens of Columbiana County. He was born on a farm near McConnelsville, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1862, the son of Thomas B. and Nancy (Hanson) Oliver. The Oliver family is of Irish and New England descent.

Charles Ellsworth Oliver spent his boyhood on a farm, attended the public schools of Morgan County, Beverly Academy, Scio, and Mount Union colleges. Early in life he began teaching in the schools of his native county. In 1885 he removed to New Alexandria, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he taught in the schools of New Alexandria, Brilliant, and Mingo Junction for 15 years. About 1900 he settled in East Palestine, where he was appointed superintendent of schools and later inspector of high schools, having received the latter appointment from State Commissioner Frank W. Miller. He held this position for nine years and in 1922 became editor of the Daily Leader of East Palestine. Newspaper work has always been Mr. Oliver's ambition and he is intensely interested in it.

In February, 1885, Mr. Oliver was married to Miss Anna Minser of Stockport, Ohio, and to them were born five children: Bertha Juniata, deceased; Gladys Ione, Cecil Chalmers, Glenn Franklin, and Loren Hanson. Mrs. Oliver died at Mingo Junction, Ohio, in 1897. In 1899 Mr. Oliver married Miss Elizabeth Ann Dodd of New Alexandria.

Mr. Oliver is a member of the Methodist Church and superintendent of the Sunday School and is greatly interested in the christian education of the young. As a member of the Democratic party he has always taken an active part in politics, believing in the tenets of his party as best suited to the common man.

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

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