Biography of James A. Pidgeon
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

James A. Pidgeon is a business man of Salem, where he is connected with the Church Budget Envelope Company. He was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, near Alliance, April 3, 1887, the son of A. C. and Annette (Stanley) Pidgeon.

A. C. Pidgeon was born in Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1863. An orphan of 12 years of age he was reared by the Johnson family of Sebring, Ohio, with whom he remained until he was 21 years of age. He was successfully engaged in farming for many years but has been engaged in the building trade during recent years. His wife was born near Damascus, Ohio, in 1864. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pidgeon: James A., the subject of this sketch; Bertha, married A. C. Johnson, lives at Alliance, Ohio; and Leonard, who died in infancy.

James A. Pidgeon was educated in the public schools of Salem and attended Ohio Valley Business College, East Liverpool. He was employed by the Larkins Bros., E. Liverpool, for a short time and was later with the National China Company, and the Thompson Pottery Company of East Liverpool. He then served as general manager of the American Paper Products Company for two years and in 1916 organized the ChurchBudget Envelope Company, in partnership with John C. Burns. Thirtyfive people are employed by the company, and its products are sold throughout the United States.

In January, 1911, Mr. Pidgeon was united in marriage in East Liverpool with Miss Esther Davidson, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Weber) Davidson, both deceased. They have three children: James A., Jr., born April 27, 1913; Lois, born July 15, 1918; and Joseph, born in May, 1921.

Mr. Pidgeon is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church, the Masonic and Elk Lodges, Rotary Club and Salem Country Club. Both he and his wife have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County and are favorably known.

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

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