Biography of Ernest W. Simpson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Ernest W. Simpson, who is successfully engaged in business in East Liverpool, was born at Tunstall, Staffordshire, England, July 23, 1883, and is the son of Edwin and Mary A. (Sharpe) Simpson. In 1889 Mrs. Mary A. Simpson and son, Ernest W., came to this country and settled in East Liverpool, where they have since resided.

Ernest W. Simpson attended the public schools of East Liveropol and when a young man learned the decorating trade in the employ of the Homer Laughlin China Company, with whom he was identified for 14 years. He was then a member of the firm of Sanders & Simpson until 1910, at which time the business became known as the Ernest W. Simpson Company. He deals in potters and janitors supplies and carries a complete line of brushes, electric sweepers, disinfectants, etc.

Mr. Simpson was married in Oct. 15, 1903, to Florence J. Mountford, of Trenton, N. J., the daughter of Arthur and Thirza Mountford, natives of England and both now deceased. He was associated with the Homer Laughlin China Company for a number of years as an art director. Mrs. Simpson has a brother, Frederick A. Mountford, who is a major in the United States Army. He was graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1909 and from West Point Military Academy in 1913. He served throughout the World War and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross for meritorious service. He married Miss Lilliam Bailey of East Liverpool, the daughter of Rev. M. C. and Agnes C. (Murdock) Bailey.

Mr. Simpson is a Republican, a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. He and his wife have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County and are favorably known.

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

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