Biography of Jesse D. Paxson
Columbiana County, OH

Jesse Dallis Paxson is an enterprising and successful business man of Salem and a member of a family that has long been identified with Columbiana County. He was born in Butler Township, Columbiana County, Feb. 17, 1868, and is the son of Charles and Isabella (Taylor) Paxson.

Charles Paxson, deceased, was a native of this county, as was his wife. He followed general farming and stock raising and met with success. He was also a carpenter contractor. He died in 1869 and his wife, who was born in Hanover Township, Columbiana County, died in 1879. They were the parents of the following children: Sarah Jane Allen, deceased; Oliver, deceased; Homer, deceased; Barzilla, married Vina Hendricks, lives at Salem; Phoeby, wife of William Dickerson, living at Washingtonville; Charles, married Lyda Daugherty, lives in Salem; William, married Annis Fox, lives in Salem; and Jesse Dallis, the subject of this sketch.

Jesse Dallis Paxson grew up in Butler Township and attended the district schools. He spent several years on his father's farm and when a young man removed to Salem, where he learned the plasterer's trade. He soon became interested in mason contracting and road building and has become one of the leading road contractors in this section of the state. Mr. Paxson has been in charge of the construction of many of the main highways in the state, as well as street pavement work in Salem.

On Feb. 21, 1889, Mr. Paxson was united in marriage with Miss Effie Kayler, of Navarre, Ohio, the daughter of Samuel and Sarah Kayler, both deceased. They had no children. Mrs. Paxson died April 4, 1925.

Mr. Paxson is a member of the First Friends Church of Salem and is a Republican. He is favorably known in the community where he has spent so many years.

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

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