Biography of C. Carl Williams
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





C. Carl Williams, founder and editor of the Grove City "Record," is a well known newspaper man of Franklin County. He was born on a farm in Highland County, Ohio, January 23, 1888, and is a son of J. M. and Nannie (Carlisle) Williams.

J. M. Williams was born in Highland County. In 1889 he removed to Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and was editor of the Mt. Sterling "Tribune" until 1928, when he sold his interest in the paper and retired. To J. M. and Nannie (Carlisle) Williams five children were born: Mrs. A. L. Hayman, lives in Madison County, Ohio; C. Carl, the subject of this sketch; Harry R., associated with his brother Carl in the newspaper business; Mrs. Grace Zahn; and Mrs. Paul Linder, who live in Columbus.

C. Carl Williams spent his early life in Mt. Sterling, where he attended the public schools, being graduated from high school there in 1906. He then went to Denton, Texas, where he finished his apprenticeship at the printer's trade, and worked at same in various cities and towns throughout the country. In 1927, he entered into partnership with his brother, Harry R. Williams, at Grove City, and together they organized and founded the Grove City Record. It is a weekly newspaper and has a circulation in excess of 1,100 copies. In addition to the "Record," they also publish two other papers, the "Columbus Labor Review" and the "Broadcaster." The former is a labor paper published weekly and the "Broadcaster" is also a weekly publication. The company also does a general line of job printing. The plant is located on West Park Street, and is modern in all particulars. Five men are employed.

Mr. Williams is a member of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, of Columbus. He belongs to the Chamber of Commerce, and in politics is a Democrat.

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


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