Biography of R. G. Sutherin
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Roy G. Sutherin, the well known and capable postmaster of East Palestine, was born in this city April 27, 1880, the son of Martin and Mary (Marshall) Sutherin.

Martin Sutherin, a native of Schull, England, was born March 26, 1848. During his active career he was a railway and stationary engineer. He now lives retired at Carrollton, Ohio. His wife died Dec. 1, 1910, and is buried in East Palestine cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Sutherin seven children were born as follows: George W., lives at Port Huron, Mich.; Sadie and James T., both deceased; R. G., the subject of this sketch; Olive I. and Martin, both deceased; and Harold E., lives at Sebring, Ohio.

Roy G. Sutherin was reared and educated in East Palestine and at an early age entered the local potteries, being in the employ of the Ohio China Company. In July, 1913, he became connected with the W. S. George Pottery Company, where he remained until April 1, 1922, when he was appointed postmaster.

Mr. Sutherin was united in marriage to Miss Cora B. Neely, of East Palestine, the daughter of John D. and Susan (Clouse) Neely, natives of Pennsylvania, and residents of East Palestine. To Mr. and Mrs. Sutherin were born three sons: Glen R., born Sept. 12, 1905; Gale K., twin brother of Glen R., deceased; and Donald G., born May 18, 1925.

Mr. Sutherin is a Republican and has served as a member of the city council for two years. He holds membership in the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Sutherin is highly esteemed and widely known.

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

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