Biography of George R. Pilmer
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

George R. Pilmer, an enterprising and progressive citizen of Wellsville, in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a passenger conductor, was born in Columbiana County, Oct. 17, 1866. He is the son of James and Maggie (Little) Pilmer, the former a native of Scotland and the latter of Ohio.

James Pilmer, who lives retired at Wellsville, was born in 1837. He came to this country at an early age and in 1845 settled in Columbiana County and operated a machine shop at Homeworth for many years. His wife died in 1878. To Mr. and Mrs. Pilmer the following children were born: Herbert, deceased; Lizzie, married George Steward, both deceased; George R., the subject of this sketch; Edward, lives at Alliance, Ohio; John and R. C., both deceased; and N. T., a farmer, lives in Columbiana County.

George R. Pilmer attended the district schools of Columbiana County and when a young man went to Idaho for several years. In 1890 he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and served as a brakeman until 1899, at which time he was promoted to freight conductor. Since 1906 he has been a passenger conductor.

Mr. Pilmer was married Nov. 28, 1893, to Miss Iza Thomas, a native of Ohio, born Feb. 5, 1875, and the daughter of Edward and Louise (McMillan) Thomas, both deceased. Mr. Thomas died in 1889 and his wife died in 1891. Mrs. Pilmer was their only child. To Mr. and Mrs. Pilmer were born five children, as follows: Lucy, married Fred Paisley, lives in Wellsville; James L., lives at 1732 Maple Avenue, Wellsville; Wilma, married Clyde L. Taylor, lives in Wellsville; Margaret, married Edward M. Dolling, lives at Brunswick, N. J., and Edna, lives at home, and is employed in the Peoples National Bank.

Mr. Pilmer is identified with the Democratic Party in politics and is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He and his family are favorably known in Columbiana County and have many friends.

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

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