W. H. Utterback, manager of the Buckeye Silver Fox Ranch, is a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Salem.
He was born at Phillipi, W. Va., Feb. 22, 1885, and is the son of George and Florence (Fleming) Utterback, both
After attending the public schools W. H. Utterback engaged in general farming with his father for 15 years. He
was then interested in the oil business at Fairmount, W. Va., for several years, after which he spent some time
in Kansas and Oklahoma in the oil and cattle business. In 1917 Mr. Utterback came to Salem and spent the following
six years as assistant superintendent of Grand View Cemetery. Since the establishment of the Buckeye Silver Fox
Ranch in 1923 he has served as manager.
The Buckeye Silver Fox Ranch, which was organized by several prominent business men of Salem, is located two and
one half miles west of the city on the Cox highway. It is stocked with 15 pairs of fine foxes, each pair of which
is valued at $3,000.
In 1913 Mr. Utterback was married to Miss Mary Pratt of Eagleville, Ohio, and they have two daughters: Margaret,
born May 12, 1916; and Beverly Elaine, born June 9, 1921.
Mr. Utterback is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
He is a Republican.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
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