Biography of Miss Martha A. Wire
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

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
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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