For many years Earl W. Newcomer was numbered among Toledo's leading pharmacists and he is now rendering valuable
service to the city as welfare director. He was born in West Unity, Ohio, April 13, 1876, and his parents, Marion
and Lucy (Wilson) Newcomer, are also natives of this state. For a time they resided in Kansas and the father successfully
engaged in merchandising at West Unity, but he is now living retired in Toledo.
Earl W. Newcomer, their only child, attended the grammar and high schools of Bryan. Ohio, and afterward took up
the study of pharmacy. For eight years he operated a drug store at Bryan and then disposed of the undertaking.
Coming to Toledo in 1902, he resumed his operations along this line, building up a large business, which he successfully
conducted until 1920, when the stores were sold. He is one of the directors of the Northern National Bank of this
city. On the 1st of January,. 1921, he was appointed welfare director of Toledo, in which capacity he is now serving,
discharging his duties with efficiency and conscientiousness and working effectively to promote the public good.
In Toledo, in 1903, Mr. Newcomer was united in marriage to Miss Effie G. Saxton, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
G. Saxton of Jackson, Michigan, and they have a son, Frank S., who was born in 1905 and is a student at the Staunton
Military Academy, Staunton, Virginia. Mr. Newcomer is a member of the Toledo Club, the Rotary Club, the Inverness
Club and the Toledo Yacht Club and he is also identified with the Masonic fraternity. He is a broadminded man,
deeply interested in all movements for reform and improvement, and an active worker for the good of his city, in
which he is widely known and highly esteemed.
Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo
Lucas County, Ohio Biographies
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