Biography of Walter L. Peet
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Walter L. Peet, the efficient and well known postmaster at Leetonia, Ohio, is a native of that town, where he was born April 14, 1885. He is a son of John and Mary (Lineker) Peet, pioneer residents of Columbiana County. John Peet has been associated with the Hanna Furnace Company in Leetonia for the past 41 years.

Walter L. Peet received his education in the public schools and from high school he started work in a barber shop. After mastering that trade he bought and successfully conducted a shop of his own for 10 years. On Jan. 1, 1916, he received an appointment as clerk in the local postoffice, and on Feb. 8, 1924, was appointed by President Coolidge as postmaster. The following people are employed in the Leetonia postoffice: Fred W. Floding, M. J. Gaughan, Henry W. Tittsler and Emmor R. Wilson, city carriers; Maud M. Dyke, clerk; Arthur L. Rudebock, Route No. 1; Joseph H. Wagenhouser, Route No. 2; and Dayton E. Stewart, Route No. 3.

On June 14, 1909, Mr. Peet was united in marriage with Miss Lilly Hull, a native of England, who came to America on a visit in 1907. She is a daughter of William and Jane Hull, natives of New Castle-on-Tyne, County Durham, England. Mr. and Mrs. Peet have one son, Willis, born May 2, 1910.

Mr. Peet is a Republican. He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and belongs to the I. O. O. F. and Kiwanis Club of Leetonia. He has a wide acquaintance and has always been regarded both socially and in his business relations as a valuable citizen of Columbiana County.

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


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