Biography of William Petty
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William Petty, a veteran of the World War, ranks among Wellsville's progressive and enterprising young men. He was born in East Liverpool, Jan. 1, 1899, and is the son of William and Dilla (Hall) Petty.

William Petty, deceased, was born at Woodsfield, Ohio. He removed to East Liverpool at an early date and in 1900 settled at Wellsville, where he was employed as a potter. His wife resides here. Mr. and Mrs. Petty had seven children, as follows: Clyde, a veteran of the World War, lives in East Liverpool; Ethel, married George Rollie, lives at Wellsville; Oral, lives at Wellsville; William, the subject of this sketch; Raymond, lives at Wellsville, Rebecca, married Harry Spangle, lives at Wellsville, and Edith, married Herbert Smith, lives at Wellsville.

After completing his schooling at Wellsville, William Petty entered the employ of the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company in 1916. He has remained with this concern continuously, with the exception of time spent in the army, and since 1925 has been acting assorter foreman. On June 28, 1917, Mr. Petty volunteered for service in the World War and was sent to Camp Sheridan, Alabama. He served in France with Company D, 135th Machine Gun Battalion, and participated in many of the major engagements of the war.

Mr. Petty was married Oct. 9, 1923, to Miss Erla B. Paisley, who was born in Wellsville, May 2, 1900, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Heitman) Paisley. Mr. and Mrs. Paisley, who live at Wellsville, have three children: Helen, married Charles Stewart, lives at Wellsville; Mrs. Petty; and Lola, married Roy DeVal, lives at Toronto, Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs. Petty a daughter has been born, Mary Louise, born Aug. 7, 1924.

Mr. Petty is identified with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is a Democrat.

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

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