Biography of J. W. Harlow
Hancock County, OH Biographies

J. W. HARLOW, contractor and builder, McComb, was born in Mercer County, Penn., August 3, 1837, and is next youngest in the family of ten children of Philip and Eliza (Weaver) Harlow, natives of Germany, former of whom, a tailor by trade, died in Pennsylvania in 1860; latter died in Wood County in 1874. Our subject received a common school education, and at the age of nineteen commenced learning the carpenter's trade, which he has since continued in. He came to Hancock County in 1858, settling in Union Township on a farm, also worked at his trade. He came to McComb in 1882. He built the United Brethren Church at Hoytsville. From 1879 to 1880 he carried on a branch store for G. M. Ogden. Mr. Harlow was married, in 1860, to Sarah, daughter of Reuben George, a native of Pennsylvania and of German descent. Their children are Stephen A., Henry Milton, Mary E., Lillie May and Bertha L. Mrs. Harlow is a member of the Church of God. Mr. Harlow is a Democrat in politics. He has served as a member of the town council two years, and as a member of the school board of Wood County.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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