Biography of Bernard S. Purinton
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Bernard S. Purinton is a representative business man of Wellsville, where he is engaged in the manufacture of pottery. He was born at East Liverpool, May 13, 1889, and is the son of John and Mamie L. (Walper) Purinton.

John Purinton, secretary of the Potters Savings & Loan Company of East Liverpool is a highly esteemed citizen of Columbiana County. He was born at Warsaw, Ill., and his wife is a native of East Liverpool. In 1875 Mr. Purinton came to East Liverpool and since 1889 has been identified with the above named company. He is a Republican and has served as state senator. He is identified with the Masonic Lodge and holds membership in the Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Purinton have three children: Bernard S., the subject of this sketch; A. C., assistant secretary, Potters Savings & Loan Company, East Liverpool; and Marian, married L. D. Demond, lives in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County.

Bernard S. Purinton received his education in the East Liverpool public schools and attended Ohio State University. Mr. Purinton engaged in the pattery business at Wellsville in 1912 and is now treasurer of what is known as the East Liverpool Potteries of Wellsville.

In 1917 Mr. Purinton was married to Miss Dorothy Blair, who was born at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, in 1897, the daughter of Dr. H. W. and Anna (Hagaman) Blair. Dr. Blair is a prominent physician at Mt. Vernon, has served as city and county health officer and is a veteran of the World War, having held the rank of captain in the Medical Corps. Dr. and Mrs. Blair have four children: Mrs. Purinton; Howard, a World War veteran, is athletic director in the public schools at Akron, Ohio; Esther, married Charles Nehr, superintendent of schools at Mt. Vernon, Ohio; and William, a student. Mr. and Mrs. Puriton have two Sons: John J., and Harry W.

Mr. Purinton is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. He is a man of industry and ability who is making a success of his work.

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

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