Biography of Charles S. Peters
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Charles S. Peters, a substantial business man and highly esteemed citizen of Wellsville, was born in Armstrong County, Pa., Sept. 30, 1875, and is the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Stewart) Peters.

Jacob Peters, a native of Pennsylvania, engaged in farming during his entire life and died in 1878. He was a Democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was charter member of the Masonic Lodge. His wife died Sept. 4, 1895. To Mr. and Mrs. Peters were born eight children as follows: Elvida, deceased; Ida, lives at New Kensington, Pa.; R. H., lives at Queenston, Pa.; J. L., lives at Morris, Pa.; Rebecca, married H. C. Malloy, lives at New Kensington, Pa.; Ella, married H. J. Helwig, lives in New Kensington; Anna, deceased; and Charles S., the subject of this sketch.

Charles S. Peters received his education in the public schools and began his business career as a telegraph operator in the employ of the Allegheny Railroad. In 1906 he became interested in the oil producing business in Columbiana County, and operated wells in Yellow Creek Township, which he still owns. His residence is at 724 Main Street.

On Oct. 22, 1898, Mr. Peters was united in marriage with Miss Edith Harmon, who was born in Butler County, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Foringer) Harmon, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon were the parents of the following children: Lulu, married John Stritt, lives at Steubenville, Ohio; Elizabeth, married Solomon Forringer, lives at Petroleum, Pa.; Mrs. Peters; Anna, lives at home; Lloyd, lives in Pittsburgh; and Myrtle, married Charles Hazlett, lives at Kearns City, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Peters have a son, Clarence, born Jan. 2, 1918.

Mr. Peters is a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is a Republican and has an extensive acquaintance in Columbiana County.

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


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