Biography of H. H. Thorn
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

H. H. Thorn, division superintendent of transportation for the Steubenville, East Liverpool and Beaver Valley Traction Company, is an enterprising and progressive citizen of Columbiana County. He was born near Palestine, Wirt County, W. Va., Nov. 3, 1880, and is the son of Thomas H. and Cintilla (Seaman) Thorn.

Thomas H. Thorn was a farmer and owned a well improved farm of 124 acres in Wirt County, W. Va. He was a Democrat and a member of the Methodist Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Thorn, who are deceased, the following children were born: Dora, married P. Sheppard, lives in Wirt County; T. D., lives at Wellsville, Ohio; Hugh H., the subject of this sketch; W. A., lives in Ohio; Grover C., deceased; Edwina, married Floyd Tompkins, lives at Niles, Ohio; Violet, married Bert King, lives at Newell, W. Va.; and F. S., lives in Wirt County, W. Va.

H. H. Thorn spent his boyhood on his father's farm and in early life engaged in farming and mining. In 1903 he came to East Liverpool and has since been identified with the East Liverpool Traction and Light Company. He was appointed to his present position in 1925.

Mr. Thorn married Miss Vinnie Scheuvrant, a native of Wirt County, W. Va., the daughter of J. A. and Minerva (Dagget) Scheuvrant. Mr. Scheuvrant is deceased and his widow resides in Wirt County. To Mr. and Mrs. Thorn were born one daughter and one son: Garnet, died in February, 1922, was the wife of F. Booth, of Niles, Ohio, and they had a son, Hugh, born in 1920; Vivian, died at the age of three years.

Mr. Thorn is a Democrat and a member of the Baptist Church. He is an excellent citizen and holds the respect of the entire community.

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

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