Miss Martha A. Wire is one of Salem's successful business women. She is a native of Calla, Ohio, and the daughter
of Samuel and Susan (Cox) Wire.
Both Samuel Wire and his wife are deceased. He was born in eastern Ohio and engaged in general farming during his
active career. He served throughout the Civil War as a member of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was a member
of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in 1896 and his wife died in 1922. They were the parents of five children,
of whom one is deceased, Lulu.
Martha A. Wire received her education in the public schools and her first business connection was with the L. Templin
Company of Calla, Ohio. She was later identified with the W. J. Clark Company, the Harris Manufacturing Company,
and the Buckeye Engine Company. Since May, 1922, she has conducted the Salem Credit Bureau, which is located in
the Murphy Building on Main Street. She is also bookkeeper for the Brooks estate of Salem.
Miss Wire is a Republican and holds membership in the Presbyterian Church., She is well and favorably known in
the community in which she lives.
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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