Biography of Charles W. Pilgrim
Columbiana County, OH

Charles W. Pilgrim, secretary and treasurer of the Enterprise Coal Company of East Liverpool, ranks among the representative and successful business men of Columbiana County. He was born at West Elizabeth, Pa., Sept. 29, 1874, and is the son of William and Martha (Pickersgill) Pilgrim.

William Pilgrim, deceased, was a substantial business man of East Liverpool for a number of years. He was born in Allegheny County, Pa., and his wife was a native of England, who came to this country with her parents when six years of age. He lived in Pittsburgh and was connected with the river transportation firm of O'Neil & Company as superintendent. In 1895 he organized the William Pilgrim Coal Company in East Liverpool at the foot of Broadway and in 1903 this company was incorporated as the Enterprise Coal Company with the following officers: William Pilgrim, president; Frank Pilgrim, secretary and treasurer and Charles W., vice president. Mr. Pilgrim died in 1905 and his wife died in 1909. They were buried in Riverview Cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Pilgrim five sons were born: J. E., married Sarah Snee, and he is connected with the Knoll Taylor Knoll Pottery Company of East Liverpool; George, married Miss Davis, and they live at McKeesport, Pa., where he is connected with the Pittsburgh Coal Company; William T., married Cora Cunningham, of Chester, W. Va., and they live in Canton, Ohio, where he is connected with the Timken Ball Bearing Company; Frank P., married Effie Sterling, of East Liverpool, and he is president of the Enterprise Coal Company; and Charles W., the subject of this sketch.

Charles W. Pilgrim received his education in the public schools of this city and at an early age engaged in business with his father. The Enterprise Coal Company is one of the well established businesses of East Liverpool and has a large trade in coal and ice. The company operates 15 trucks and has two trestles which hold six cars of coal and load direct into the trucks.

In 1896 Mr. Pilgrim was united in marriage with Miss Maude Bucheit, who was born in East Liverpool, Sept. 11, 1880, the daughter of John and Ella (Webber) Bucheit, both deceased. They have a daughter, Elsie Oello Pilgrim, born Jan. 8, 1904. She attended East Liverpool High School and was graduated from Beaver College in 1924, where she specialized in the study of art.

Mr. Pilgrim is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs t othe Kiwanis Club.

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

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