Biography of Frank H. Sibring, Jr.
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Frank H. Sebring, Jr., president of the Salem China Company, is a veteran of the World War and a member of one of the representative and well known families of Columbiana County. He was born in East Liverpool, March 1, 1889, and is the son of Frank A and Emma (Harbison) Sebring.

Frank A. Sebring, president of the Limoges China Company of Sebring, is well and favorably known in Ohio. He was born in Columbiana County and is the son of George and Elizabeth A. (Larkins) Sebring, the former a native of Beaver County, Pa., and the latter of Pittsburgh. At an early age Frank A. Sebring became associated with the pottery industry. The present business and plant, known as the Salem China Company, was purchased from the Standard Pottery Company in August, 1918, and reorganized. Dec. 31, 1918, as the Salem China Company. It is a seven kiln pottery, with ample facilities for decorating their entire output. This plant, which is affiliated with the Sebring pottery interests at Sebring, Ohio, employs 275 people, and are manufacturers of high quality, popular priced dinner ware. The annual pay roll is approximately $400,000.

The officers of the Salem China Company are: Frank H. Sebring, Jr., president and manager; F. W. McKee, secretary; Frank A. Sebring, of Sebring, chairman of the board of directors, and Charles L. Sebring, with S. I. Morley, and the above named constitute the board of directors. C. G. Herbert, for many years foreman of the W. S. George Pottery Company of East Palestine, is superintendent of the local plant; George Olloman is manager of the decorating department; F. C. Fowler, is production manager; and John Davidson is foreman of the clay department.

Frank H. Sebring, Jr., received his early education in the public schools of East Liverpool and Sebring, and attended Phillips Exeter Academy. He was graduated from Yale university in 1913 and has since been identified with the Sebring pottery interests, at Sebring and Salem. He is also secretary of the Crescent China Company, Alliance, Ohio; secretary of the Limoges China Company, Sebring; and a director of the First National Bank, Salem. In Sept. 1917, Mr. Sebring volunteered for service during the World War and was stationed at Camp Sherman, Ohio, in the Infantry for 18 months.

On Sept. 5, 1917, Mr. Sebring was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Ramsey of Alliance, Ohio. She was educated in the schools of Affiance and attended Miss Bennett's School for Girls, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Sebring have two children: Willis Ramsey, born Nov. 25, 1919; and Shirley Margaret, born Dec. 16, 1920.

Mr. Sebring is affiliated with the Masonic and Elks lodges, and belongs to the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Salem Golf Club, Salem Country Club, Yale Club, Ohio Society, and Union Club of Cleveland.

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


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