Biography of Mrs. Mary C. Atwood (w/o James F.)
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Mary C. Atwood, who is chairwoman of the Franklin County Republican Women's Association, is prominent in the social and civic life of Columbus. She is a native of Huntington, W. Va., the daughter of Ezra and Mary (Riffle) Hiltburner.

Ezra Hiltburner was born in West Virginia and spent many years in the employ of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. He died in 1890 and is buried at Huntington, W. Va. His wife, born at Ripley, Ohio, died February 1, 1906, and is buried in Columbus. To. Mr. and Mrs. Hiltburner were born three children: Mary C., the subject of this sketch; Lou, married John W. Reed, deceased, and she lives in Columbus; and John, who lives in Columbus.

Mary C. (Hiltburner) Atwood was educated in the public schools of Columbus and is a graduate of Central High School. In 1920 she became chairwoman of the Sixteenth Ward in Columbus, which was the largest ward in Ohio with a total of forty five precincts. The following year she was appointed chairwoman of the Republican Women's Association of Franklin County, and has since served in that capacity.

Mrs. Atwood is also vice president of the 19th Ward Republican Club, and holds membership in the Buckeye Republican Club and Ohio Council of Republican Women. She is a member of the North Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Corinthian Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Dames of Malta, Lucy Webb Hayes Daughters of Veterans and Crest View Pythian Sisters.

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


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