Biography of John W. Post
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

John W. Post, former mayor of Salem and well known business man of Columbiana County, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Venango County, March 21, 1869, the son of Joseph and Mary C. (Wakefield) Post.

Joseph Post was born at Franklin Square, Salem Township, Columbiana County in 1845. He was an oil operator during his active career and after the close of the Civil War removed to Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1899. He then returned to Salem, where he died in 1900. His wife was born at Saltsburg, Pa., in 1850, and now resides in Salem. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Post: John W., the subject of this sketch; Daisy and Edmund C., both deceased.

John W. Post was reared and educated at Bradford, Pa., and has engaged in auctioneering his entire life. In 1920 he was elected mayor of Salem, which office he held for two terms. He has also served as constable of Perry Township two terms.

On April 9, 1920, Mr. Post was married at Lisbon, Ohio, to Miss Laura Locke, of Sharpsville, Pa., the daughter of John and Einmeline (Frye) Locke. Mr. Locke died in 1919 and his widow resides at Conneautville, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Post have a son, Joseph W., born March 26, 1921.

Mr. Post is a Republican. He is held in high regard throughout the community and is an excellent citizen.

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

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