Biography of Dr. Charles E. Plum
Columbiana County, OH

Dr. Charles E. Plum is a successful and well known dentist of East Liverpool. He was born at Elizabeth, Wirt County, W. Va., Nov. 23, 1887, and is the son of James E. and Mary A. (West) Plum.

James E. Plum, who lives in East Liverpool, was born at Rockport, Wood County, W. Va., June 5, 1862, the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Ann Plum, who were natives of Doddridge County, and Hampshire County, W. Va., respectively. His wife, Mary A. (West) Plum, was born in Marshall County, W. Va., Nov. 20, 1864, and was the daughter of Abel and Elsie J. West, natives of Marshall County, W. Va. James E. Plum engaged in farming practically his entire life and owned three farms, two of which were located in West Virginia, and one in Fredericktown, Ohio. With his wife he lives retired at 819 Chester Avenue. Mr. Plum is a Republican, and served as a member of the school board and was trustee of McKinley School in Wirt County, W. Va., for over five years. To Mr. and Mrs. Plum were born seven children: Texie W., married Abner Powell, lives at 814 Chester Avenue, East Liverpool; Lucy, married H. L. Cook, R. 1, Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool; Henrietta, deceased, was the wife of C. W. Henthorn; Willie H., deceased; Evangelist Challen D., lives at Hundred, W. Va.; Royal S., deceased and Charles E., the subject of this sketch.

Dr. Charles E. Plum was reared and educated in West Virginia, having attended the McKinley district schools. In 1907 he entered the employ of the Wellsville China Company, and the same year became connected with the McNicol & Cams Pottery at Wellsville, with whom he remained until 1913. He then entered the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, Cincinnati, from which he was graduated in 1916. The following year was spent as a member of the faculty of that institution and on June 1, 1917, Doctor Plum located at East Liverpool, where he has since engaged in general practice.

On Dec. 29, 1909, Doctor Plum was married at New Cumberland, W. Va., to Miss Mary E. Edwards, a native of Washington County, Ohio, and the daughter of William H. and Birdie (Ward) Edwards, natives of Ohio, and both now deceased. Mr. Edwards died Nov. 13, 1917, and his wife died Aug. 2, 1906. They are buried at Union Chapel, Washington County, Ohio. Dr. and Mrs. Plum have a son, Raymond James, born April 30, 1920.

Doctor Plum is a Republican, and a member of the Church of Christ, Sixth Street and Thompson Avenue.

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

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