Lester Trainer, a progressive young business man of Wellsville, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in
East Liverpool, April 21, 1899, and is the son of John and Laura (Clunk) Trainer.
John Trainer, deceased, was a native of Ohio. In 1885 he settled, in East Liverpool, where he was employed as a
potter. Later in life he engaged in the mercantile business. He died June 24, 1919, and is buried in Riverview
Cemetery, East Liverpool. Mr. Trainer was a Democrat, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. His wife
lives in East Liverpool. They had one son, Lester, the subject of this sketch.
Lester Trainer was reared in East Liverpool and received his education in the public schools. He is a sign painter
and is connected with the Glenn Sign Company, East Liverpool, Ohio. Mr. Trainer volunteered for service during
the World War, June 17, 1917, and was sent to Columbus, Ohio, and later to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served
overseas as a member of Company M, 328th Infantry, 82nd Division, and was seriously wounded during the battle of
St. Mihiel. He was again wounded during the Argonne Drive and was discharged from service, April 1, 1919.
Mr. Trainer was married March 18, 1920, to Miss Nina Kountz, of Wellsville, who was born July 22, 1899, the daughter
of Clarence and Margaret (French) Kountz. To Mr. and Mrs. Trainer have been born three children: James Lester,
born Oct. 12, 1921; Margaret Jane, born March 8, 1923; and Jacqueline, born Sept. 19, 1924.
Politically, Mr. Trainer is a Democrat. He holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars and the F. O. E. He and his wife have a wide acquaintance in Columbiana County and are well liked.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
Names A to F
Names G to M
Names N to Z
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