Biography of L. A. Wallover
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

L. A. Wallover, one of the successful and enterprising business men of East Liverpool, where he is manager of the Wallover Oil Company, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Smith's Ferry, Beaver County, Oct. 18, 1888, and is the son of R. A. and Mary (Dunn) Wallover.

R. A. Wallover was born at Smiths Ferry, Pa., Oct. 18, 1861, and is the son of Peter M. and Margaret (Arthur) Wallover. Peter M. Wallover, a native of Pennsylvania, settled at Smiths Ferry in 1854 and was the organizer of the Wallover Oil Company. His son, R. A., attended Scio College and with his brother, Bert, engaged in the oil business. Since the brother's death, R. A. Wallover has been owner of the business. He is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallover: L. A., the subject of this sketch; Ethel, married C. G. Metsch, secretary of the Potters Mining & Milling Company, East Liverpool; Margaret, married Homer Fisher, of Akron, Ohio; and Edwin M., a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and the University of Pittsburgh, an attorney, lives at Midland, Pa., married Mary L. Irwin, of East Liverpool.

To Peter M. and Mary (Dunn) Wallover the following children were born: Kate, deceased; Laura, married George Boyd, both deceased; Charles A., deceased, was a Civil War veteran; William H., deceased; Bertha S., deceased; R. A., father of the subject of this sketch; J. D., lives at Glasgowboro, Pa.; and E. S., lives in Pittsburgh.

L. A. Wallover was educated in the public schools of Smiths Ferry and East Liverpool, and attended the University of Michigan. He began his business career with the Review Tribune as a reporter and two years later became identified with the Potters Insurance Company as secretary and treasurer. In 1912 he located in East Liverpool with the Wallover Oil Company, where he has since remained.

On May 25, 1910, Mr. Wallover was united in marriage with Miss Vida Sanor, of East Rochester, Ohio, the daughter of J. M. and Elizabeth Sanor. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wallover: Mary Elizabeth, born April 13, 1911; Robert Arthur, born May 14, 1914; and James Sanor, born March 20, 1917.

Politically, Mr. Wallover is a Republican. He holds membership in the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Kiwanis Club, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has a wide acquaintance and is representative of the best citizenship of Columbiana County.

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

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