Biography of Arch A. Alder
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Arch A. Alder. - Steadily increasing activity and prosperity have been continuous features of the automobile agency business that Mr. Alder is successfully conducting at Billiards, Ohio, and in which he has had a long and thorough training. He is a dealer in the Chevrolet, Hudson, and Essex cars, and Crosley radios, in addition to which he carries a complete line of automobile accessories, such as tires, gas and oil.

Arch A. Alder was born in Brown Township, Franklin County, Ohio, July 5, 1875, the son of Clay and Elizabeth (Patterson) Alder. His father, who was born in Madison County, Ohio, was a successful and well known farmer of the county.

Arch A. Alder was reared on his father's farm, and was graduated from Reynoldsburg High School in the class of 1893. He taught school the following two years in Brown Township, and during the years 1896-97 was teacher of schools at Amlin, Ohio. He resigned from the teaching profession to engage in the hardware and implement business at Hilliards, which he successfully conducted for twenty three years. He sold his business in 1920 to accept the Ford agency. Since 1925 he has been the Chevrolet, Hudson and Essex dealer.

Mr. Alder was married (first) in 1899 to Glendora Landacre, who was born in Norwich Township, Franklin County, in 1876. She died in 1913. To them five children were born: (1) Mary, married Doyle Davidson, of Detroit, Michigan, and they have two children, Dorothy and Doyle. (2) Clay, married Thelma Wood, and they have a daughter, Patricia. Clay is in business with his father at Hilliards. (3) Dorothy, married Mike Murphy, lives in Detroit. (4) Jack, associated in business with his father, married Ruth Kaltenbach. (5) Alice, who is associated with the Farmers and Merchants Bank, lives at home.

Mr. Alder married (second) in 1914 Miss Gertrude Krim, a native of Flushing, Ohio, and they have a daughter, Jane, at home.

In politics Mr. Alder is a Republican. He has been mayor of Hilliards, is now serving on the city council, and is secretary of the Franklin County Fair Board. He is a director in the Farmers and Merchants Bank. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 493, Billiards, and of the Scottish Rite and Shrine, Columbus.

Mr. Alder is a capable man who has achieved marked success in his business undertakings.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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