Biography of E. H. Riggs
Columbiana County, OH

E. H. Riggs is known in East Liverpool as a progressive and enterprising business man, where he is president and treasurer of the Riggs Company, wholesale grocers. He was born in Wellsville, Ohio, and is the son of James H. and Eliza (Stewart) Riggs.

James H. Riggs, deceased, was a native of Wellsville, and ranked among the leading business men of his time. In 1858 he engaged in the grocery business at Wellsville, Ohio, which he conducted until his death in 1890. He is buried in Wellsville. His wife died in 1908. They were lifelong members and active workers of the Presbyterian Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Riggs were born three children: Lue, married Frank P. Wentworth, manufacturing druggist of Cleveland, Ohio; E. H., the subject of this sketch; and Ada, married R. H. Edwards, an attorney, lives in Tampa, Fla.

E. H. Riggs was graduated from the high school of Wellsville and attended Wooster College. At an early age he engaged in the grocery business established by his father. The officers of the Riggs Wholesale Grocers Company are: E. H. Riggs, president and treasurer; C. S. Riggs, vice president ; and P R. Blake, secretary. The Riggs Company is the largest wholesale grocery firm in the county and does business in Ohio, including Jefferson, Carroll and Harrison counties, and in Hancock County, W. Va., and Beaver County, Pa. A splendid delivery system is maintained, six road salesmen are employed, and high grade merchandise exclusively is handled by the company.

Politically, Mr. Riggs is a Republican. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Rotary Club, and the Chamber of Commerce. He is a substantial citizen and deservedly stands high in the esteem of his friends and acquaintances.

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

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