Biography of John D. Corwin
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





John D. Corwin, who is popular in Canal Winchester as the proprietor of the restaurant and confectionery business, is a native of Ohio. He was born at Groveport, January 15, 1884, the son of Marion and Mary V. (Dildine) Corwin.

Marion Corwin was born at Zanesfield, Ohio. For a number of years he lived at Groveport but later came to Canal Winchester, where he engaged in the grocery business for eighteen years. He died in 1920 and is buried in Unionville Cemetery His widow lives at Canal Winchester. To Mr. and Mrs. Corwin were born two children: John D., the subject of this sketch; and Mary M. Van Atta, lives at Kansas City, Missouri.

John D. Corwin received his education in the public schools of Groveport and is a graduate of Canal Winchester High School, class of 1904. He began his business career as bookkeeper for the Roseville (Ohio) Brick Company and was later identified with F. D. Pildine, hardware dealer, Canal Winchester. He spent eight years as a clerk in the Franklin County court house and since 1920 has been interested in the restaurant and confectionery business at Canal Winchester.

In 1906 Mr. Corwin married Miss Ethel K. Chaney, of Canal Winchester, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (McEwen) Chaney, the former is deceased and the latter lives at Canal Winchester. To Mr. and Mrs. Corwin have been born two sons: Marion A., who is a bank teller in Columbus, lives at Canal Winchester; and John Chaney, a student.

Mr. Corwin is a Democrat and is serving as a member of the city council. He is identified with the Methodist Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge.

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


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