Biography of LeRoy J. Wise
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

LeRoy J. Wise, one of East Liverpool's enterprising and successful young business men, is a veteran of the World War. He was born in this city, Dec. 18, 1893, and is the son of Jesse and Helen (Nihin) Wise.

Jesse Wise, who lives retired in East Liverpool, is a native of Beaver County, Pa. His wife was born in Ireland and came to this country with her parents when a young girl and settled in East Liverpool, where she has since resided. Mr. and Mrs. Wise have four children: LeRoy J., the subject of this sketch; Francis J., a veteran of the World War, lives at Wellsville; Hazel, married Harry Woods, lives in East Liverpool; and Homer, deceased.

After his graduation from East Liverpool High School in 1913, LeRoy J. Wise entered the employ of the Crucible Steel Company. Three years later he became connected with the C. G. Anderson Drug Company. He enlisted in Company E, 10th Ohio National Guards, which was later mustered into the Federal service as Company A, 134th Infantry, 37th Division. His company was later changed to Company D, 135th Infantry. He went to France with this Division and took part in many important battles of the war, including St. Mihiel, Thaucourt, and the Argonne. He was wounded during the battle of Thaucourt. In October, 1918, Mr. Wise was transferred to the Officers Training Camp at Lyons, France, and was stationed there at the time of the armistice. He was discharged as a sargeant. Upon his return to East Liverpool Mr. Wise resumed his former employment, but after a short time entered the University of Pittsburgh. He was graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1921. He was associated with the C. G. Anderson Drug Company until 1924 when he established his present business at 229 West Sixth Street.

On Feb. 24, 1925, Mr. Wise was united in marriage with Miss Anna G. Hoffman, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Hoffman, residents of East Liverpool.

Mr. Wise is a Republican, and belongs to the American Legion and Elks Lodge. He is well known in Columbiana County and has many friends.

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

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