Biography of Harry H. Heiner, Sr.
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Harry Harkins Heiner, Jr., has devoted his attention to the coal business since his initial step was made in the commercial world, and starting out as a mine clerk he has worked his way steadily upward through industry and ability until he has won a position of prominence in this field, being vice president of the Maynard Coal Company, one of the largest concerns of the kind in Toledo. He is a native of the south, his birth having occurred at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, on, the 1st of March, 1892, and his parents, H. H. and Georgie A. (Tippett) Heiner, are residents of Columbus. His father is a native of Guernsey county, Ohio, and the mother was born in. West Virginia. Mr. Heiner first established his home at Pointe Pleasant, West Virginia, later going to Charleston, that state, where he remained for four years, and he then came to Toledo. After spending five years in this city he made his way to St. Paul, Minnesota, where he resided for three years, and then returned to Ohio, locating at Columbus. He is now filling the office Of president of the Maynard Coal Company and is numbered among the foremost business men of Columbus. He has extensive interests in the city, being a director in a number of business enterprises. Mr. and Mrs. Heiner have become the parents of three children: Marguerite, who is yet at home; Mrs. Dwight Felts of Kansas City; Missouri; and H. H. Heiner, Jr.

The last named was for four years a pupil in the Monroe Street school of Toledo and he completed the work of the grammar school at St. Paul, Minnesota. He was graduated from the high school at Columbus, Ohio, and afterward became a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, which he attended for a year. He then entered the coal business, which his father was at that time conducting, starting in the mines and gradually advancing through the various departments until he had acquired a thorough knowledge of every phase of the industry. As his experience and ability increased he was promoted to positions of greater importance and responsibility until he was at length made vice president of the Maynard Coal Company and is serving in that capacity, his energetic efforts and executive force being valuable assets in stimulating the development and expansion of the business. They cater to the wholesale trade, owning mines in Ohio and Kentucky, and are classed with the leading coal dealers of the city.

At Columbus, Ohio, on the 27th of April, 1914, Mr. Heiner was married to Miss Helen L. Spenny, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Spenny of that city, and they have two children: Helen Jane Heiner, who was born July 24, 1915, and is now attending the Harvard Terrace school of this city; and H. H. Heiner (III), born March 7, 1919. Mr. and Mrs. Heiner are members of the Collingwood Avenue Presbyterian church of Toledo and he is a republican in his political views. He is a Knights Templar Mason and has taken the thirty second degree in the Scottish Rite Consistory, while he is also connected with the Transportation Club, the Toledo Club, the Maumee River Yacht Club, the Exchange Club, the Shriners Club and the Toledo Commerce Club. In matters of citizenship Mr. Heiner is patriotic, public spirited and progressive and during the World war he acted as an instructor at Camp Perry, Ohio. He is an alert, enterprising young man who has ever recognized the fact that success in any line of activity is gained only at the cost of laborious effort and persistency of purpose and although but thirty years of age his rapidly expanding powers and the strength of his mental endowments have placed him with the leading business men of Toledo. Mr. Heiner resides at No. 176 Birch drive, Wildwood.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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