Biography of Harlon J. Smith
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Harlin J. Smith, a popular garage owner of East Liverpool, is a member of a well known pioneer family of Columbiana County. He was born in St. Clair Township, Columbiana County, June 8, 1879, and is the son of William and Isodine (Thomas) Smith.

William Smith, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Meigs County, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1842, the son of David Smith, an early settler of St. Clair Township, Columbiana County. David Smith cleared a tract of 160 acres and engaged in farming for a number of years. When the "old canal" was put through he invested his savings in this venture, which proved a complete failure. He later lived at Fredericktown in Columbiana County and died there. His son, William, also was a farmer. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War, served three years, and reenlisted. He served first with the 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry. He died Oct. 22, 1924, and is buried in St. Clair Township. Isodine (Thomas) Smith was the daughter of Uriah and Jane (Crawford) Thomas, natives of Lisbon, Ohio, who settled there in 1805. He was the squire of that section for many years and was a prosperous farmer, as well as a teacher and writer. He also served during the Civil War. To William and Isocline (Thomas) Smith the following children were born: (1) Orion T., born in 1869, died in 1907; (2) Minnie B., died in 1907, was the wife of Charles Green, of Fredericktown, Ohio; (3) A. Claude, born Sept. 6, 1872, agent for the Standard Oil Company in East Liverpool; (4) Demoine T., born March 7, 1873, married Annabel Knowles, and they have 10 children: Franklin, a World War veteran, married Mildred Paisley; Lelia, married Hassan Daily, lives at Fredericktown, Ohio; Isodine, married Harry Paisley, of East Liverpool; Kelly; Daisy, married William Warrick, a World War veteran, and they live in St. Clair Township; Gladys A., Donald, Lucien, all at home; Anna, deceased; and Lee, at home; (5) Annie, married Harry Green, lives near Fredericktown; (6) Everard U., lives at Carrollton, Ohio; (7) Harlin J., the subject of this sketch; (8) Eddie R., lives on the old homestead; (9) Bessie, married Edward Kelly, lives in East Liverpool; and (10) Sophrina, married Charles Thompson, lives at Fredericktown.

Harlin J. Smith received his education in the schools of St. Clair Township, and at an early age came to East Liverpool, where he learned the potter's trade. After a period of 21 years at this work, he established his present business in 1919, having purchased the business of Manley, Peterson & Hawley. It is known as the Service Garage and ranks among the up to date and well equipped garages of the city. Mr. Smith also deals in used cars and accessories.

In December, 1902, Mr. Smith was united in marriage with Miss Maude Burlingame, of East Liverpool, the daughter of James and Caroline (Housefield) Burlingame, both deceased. They have two children; Caroline, married Oliver Aischbacher, lives at Newell, W. Va., and they have a son, James; and William T., lives at home.

Mr. Smith is a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Church.

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

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