Biography of Henry K. Wick
Mahoning County, OH Biographies

HENRY K. WICK, who is president of the large coal firm of H. K. Wick & Company at Youngstown, was born in this city August 31, 1840, being one of ten children born to Col. Caleb B. and Maria Adelia (Griffith) Wick.

Col. Caleb B. Wick was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, October 1, 1795, and died at Youngstown June 30, 1865, having passed nearly the whole of his life in Mahoning County and having been largely interested in most of the important industries that were established in this section during his life time. His father, Henry Wick, was born in Long Island March 19, 1771, and at the age of 23 years married Hannah Baldwin, a daughter of Caleb Baldwin of Morristown, New Jersey. After some years of mercantile life in Washington County, Pennsylvania, Henry Wick came to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1801 and here engaged in a mercantile business. His son, Col. Caleb B. Wick, followed in his footsteps and was also interested in the iron industry which has done so much to develop this section. Colonel Wick was twice married. Both of the children born of the first marriage are deceased. On November 3, 1828, he married Maria Adelia Griffith, a native of Caledonia, New York. All of their children reached maturity.

Henry K. Wick attended the public schools of Youngstown and laid the foundation of a good education Which was later augmented through lessons learned in the school of experience. In 1856 he entered the business world as a clerk in the Mahoning National Bank. In the succeeding fifty years he has been interested in many branches of industry and for the last thirty eight years has given special attention to the coat and iron industries, being president at this time of H. K. Wick & Company, coal dealers. His offices are located at No. 404-405 Dollar Bank building.

Mr. Wick married Millicent R. Clarke, a daughter of Daniel T. Hunt, of Rochester, New York. The family residence is a very handsome structure located on Wick avenue. Like all other members of the Wick family in Youngstown, Mr. and Mrs. Wick are attendants of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. The subject of this sketch is a Republican in politics.

20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Representative Citizens,
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Youngstown, Ohio
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897

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