Biography of W. Homer Richey
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

W. Homer Richey is an enterprising and successful young business man of East Liverpool, where he was born Sept. 15, 1894. He is the son of Emory and Mellisa (McGonigal) Richey.

Emory Richey was born in Washington County, Pa., and his wife is a native of Salineville, Columbiana County. He began his career as a potter and for 25 years was employed as a decorator in the local potters. He then was associated with Charles W. Harrison, importer of decalcomania. In 1913 he went with the Croxall Chemical & Supply Company as a salesman, and is now connected with that firm. He and his wife reside in East Liverpool and are the parents of the following children: Margaret, deceased; Ralph, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; Floyd, lives in Omaha, Neb.; Harry, at home; W. Homer, the subject of this sketch; Lawrence, at home; and Gladys, married Richard Taylor, lives in East Liverpool.

W. Homer Richey attended the public schools of East Liverpool and since 1909 has been identified with Charles W. Harrison. They are importers of potters' decorating materials and have a well established business throughout the pottery section.

In 1914 Mr. Richey was married to Miss Blanche Laughley, of Chester, W. Va., and the daughter of Henry and Mary (Beadnell) Laughley, residents of Chester. They have two daughters: Thelma, born in March, 1916; and Betty Jane, born in February, 1918.

Mr. Richey is a Republican, a member of the Christian Church, and a dependable citizen of the community.

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

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