Biography of Charles D. Piatt
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Charles D. Piatt, of Piatt Brothers, well known merchants of Wellsville, was born in Jackson County, W. Va., Sept. 30, 1883, and is the son of Thomas and Alcinda (Milhahn) Piatt.

Thomas Piatt, a native of Monroe County, Ohio, removed to West Virginia at an early age and engaged in general farming and stock raising in Jackson County. He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. He died Dec. 10, 1915, and his wife, who was born in Jackson County, W. Va., lives in Wellsville. Mr. and Mrs. Piatt were the parents of the following children: Nora, married Charles Hamilton, lives in Meigs County; Bert, lives in Wood County, W. Va.; Frank, lives in Williamstown, W. Va.; Charles D., the subject of this sketch; and Clyde C., mention of whom is made below.

Clyde C. Piatt is a veteran of the World War. He enlisted with the 83rd Division and was sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio, and later transferred to the 32nd Division. He served overseas for 11 months and participated in many important battles of the war.

Charles D. Piatt received his education in the public schools and at an early age entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, with whom he was connected until 1920. He then engaged in business with his brother, Clyde C. Piatt. They carry a fine grade of groceries and meats and their shop is among the up to date and busy markets of Wellsville.

In 1908 Mr. Piatt was married to Miss Sylvia A. Wallace, who was born in Monroe County, Ohio, and the daughter of Samuel and Jennie (Cox) Wallace, residents of Wellsville. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace have three children: Mrs. Piatt; Barbara, married Roy Womeldorff, lives in Charleston, W. Va.; and Eugene, at home. To Mr. and Mrs. Piatt have been born two children: Thomas V., born Oct. 7, 1909; and Betty Jane, born May 1, 1920.

Mr. Piatt is identified with the Democratic party, is a member of the Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is an enterprising citizen and meeting with well merited success.

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

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