Biography of T. C. Tolson
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

T. C. Tolson is an enterprising and successful business man of Salineyule, where he operates a garage. He is a native of Carroll County, Ohio, born Sept. 18, 1856, the son of Joseph and Mary (Ashbrook) Tolson.

Joseph Tolson was born in Maryland and when a young man removed to Carroll County, Ohio. He later removed to Columbiana County and lived at Salineville until his death. He was a Republican and a prominent citizen of his time. To Mr. and Mrs. Tolson the following children were born: Sarah, John, Kate, all deceased; Mary, the widow of George Potts, lives in Washington Township, Columbiana County; Joseph, and Lila, both deceased; George, lives at Alliance, Ohio; Daniel, deceased; T. C., the subject of this sketch; Rachael, married Jefferson Brown, lives at Salineyule.; and Eva, married John Brown, both deceased.

T. C. Tolson received his education in the school of Carroll County and began life as a miner at Salineville. He later became interested in the general mercantile business and until 1911 conducted a business on Main Street, Salineville. He has engaged in the garage business since Sept. 1, 1924, and owns one of the well equipped repair shops of the community. Mr. Tolson carries a complete line of automobile accessories and also has an oil and gasoline service station.

On Aug. 26, 1875, Mr. Tolson was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Brown, of Salineville, born Aug. 12, 1858, the daughter of Peter and Jane (Barr) Brown, natives of Scotland and early settlers of Columbiana County. Mrs. Tolson died Nov. 10, 1922, leaving four children, as follows: Della, born June 20, 1878, married John Sullivan, lives at Salineville; Neda, born May 3, 1880, married George Boyle, lives at Salineville; Mervin J., born Dec. 1, 1883, engaged in business with his father; and Orville, born in 1890, also engaged in the garage business with his father. He is a World War veteran. There are six grandchildren: Blanche Boyle, married Albert Seigler, lives at Salineville; Thomas Boyle; Orville, John, William and Thelma Tolson. Mr. and Mrs. Tolson have one great grandchild, Wilbur Seigler.

In politics Mr. Tolson is identified with the Republican party. He has held many township offices and is a reliable citizen of the community in which he lives.

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

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