Biography of William C. Windle
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

William C. Windle is a veteran of the World War and ranks among the successful young business men of Salem, where he is president of the J. H. Lease Drug Company. He was born in this city, Sept. 1, 1892, and is the son of Frank W. and Annette Jane (Fults) Windle.

Frank W. Windle, a highly esteemed resident of Salem, is a native of Columbiana County and the son of Caleb Windle, who settled here many years ago, and who served during the Civil War. F. W. Windle has spent practically his entire life in Salem and is identified with the Mullins Body Corporation. Mr. and Mrs. Windle have two children: Lydia Myrtle, lives in Salem; and W. C., the subject of this sketch.

W. C. Windle received his early education in the public schools of Salem and is a graduate of the school of pharmacy, Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Since September, 1919, he has been interested in the drug business and is president of the J. H. Lease Drug Company. The other officers are: H. W. Reynard, vice president; and C. W. Kaminsky, secretary, treasurer and general manager. In June, 1917, Mr. Windle volunteered for service during the World War and served overseas for 13 months as a member of the 327th Machine Gun Battalion.

Mr. Windle was married Dec. 30, 1919, to Miss Ledra Lorraine Connors of Akron, Ohio, a daughter of Patrick and Mary Jane Connors. Mr. Connors died May 25, 1925. His wife is also deceased.

Politically Mr. Windle is a Republican. He is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge.

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

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