Biography of A. A. Springer
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





A. A. Springer, popular garage owner of East Liverpool, was born in Wetzel County, W. Va., June 19, 1891, the son of Selby and Ellen (Kidder) Springer.

Selby Springer was born near Philadelphia. At an early date he settled in West Virginia where he worked at his trade as a carpenter. He died in Wetzel County in July, 1898. His wife resides in East Liverpool. Mr. and Mrs. Springer had four children: A. A., the subject of this sketch; Ruth, married Theodore Nusser, lives in East Liverpool; Earl, deceased; and Raymond, lives in East Liverpool.

After completing his schooling in the public schools of Wetzel and Pleasants counties, W. Va., A. A. Springer engaged in the lumber business for four years. He then learned the blacksmith trade which he followed until 1912, at which time he entered the employ of the National Drawn Steel Company of East Liverpool. In 1919 he gave up this work and engaged in the automobile business. He opened the East End Garage in 1922 in partnership with R. Plate, and they were local dealers for the Chevrolet automobile until January, 1925, when the partnership was dissolved. Mr. Springer has since engaged in the garage business at 1845 Harvey Street.

In 1912 Mr. Springer was married to Miss Belva Gorby of New Martinsville, W. Va., the daughter of Dudley and Eleanor Gorby, both deceased. They have four children: Eugene, Benjamin, Guy and Bessie.

Politically Mr. Springer is a Republican. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Eagles Lodge. He is an industrious and energetic citizen, highly esteemed throughout the community.


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


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