Paul R. White, a substantial and well known citizen of East Liverpool, is a native of Columbiana County. He
was born at East Fairfield, Nov. 8, 1887, and is the son of K. R. and Leona (McMillan) White.
K. R. White was born in Columbiana County in 1848, the son of John White, who died while in service during the
Civil War. He is a veterinary surgeon at New Waterford, Ohio. He is a Republican and a prominent politician of
that section, having served as constable of Elk Run Township for 13 years. His wife was born in Columbiana County
in 1848. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. White as follows: William B., lives in Youngstown, Ohio; Paul
R., the subject of this sketch; Frank J., born Dec. 25, 1889, lives at East Palestine, Ohio, is a veteran of the
World War, having served with the 37th Division; Lola, married William Prather, lives at Salem; John, lives at
Salem; Naomi, married Donald Bradfield, lives in East Liverpool; and Clara, deceased.
Paul R. White received his education in the public schools and at an early age learned the pottery trade at Niles,
Ohio. In 1902 he located at Columbiana and in January, 1909, removed to East Liverpool, where he was employed in
the potteries. He later was connected with the Crook Furniture Company and the Moore Furniture Company, having
remained with the latter concern for ten years. Since 1920 Mr. White has successfully conducted a furniture and
upholstery business at Broadway and East Third Street.
On Feb. 8, 1912, Mr. White was united in marriage with Miss Lydia McDevitt of Lisbon, Ohio, the daughter of Reuben
and Rebecca (McCormick) McDevitt. Mr. McDevitt lives retired at Lisbon. His wife is deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. White
four children have been born: Pauline, Robert, Betty Jane, and Verna Jean.
Mr. White is a Republican, a member of the First Christian Church and belongs to the Sons of Veterans, East Liverpool.
The White family ranks among the favorably known pioneer families of Columbiana County.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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