Biography of Henry J. Carew
North Central Ohio Biographies

Henry J. Carew is widely and favorably known throughout Richland County, and is recognized as one of the substantial citizens of Mansfield, where he is identified with the Mansfield Transfer & Storage Company. He was born in Richland County, Oct. 28, 1887, the son of John and Mary Carew.

Both John Carew and his wife were natives of Ohio. He was a farmer throughout his life, which was spent in Blooming Grove Township, Richland County. Mr. Carew died in 1910 and his wife died in 1920. They are buried in Blooming Grove Township. Mr. Carew was a Republican and held membership in the United Brethren Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Carew were born five children: Roy, deceased; Jennie, deceased, was the wife of Daniel Stucky; Hattie, deceased, was the wife of Fred Knight; Henry J., the subject of this sketch; and Goldie, married. Benjamin Hingst, lives at Cleveland, Ohio.

Henry J. Carew grew up on his father's farm and received his education in the old White Hall School in Blooming Grove Township. He came to Mansfield in 1903 and at the age of 16 years established a livery business in the rear of the old Vonhof Hotel. Two years later the livery was completely destroyed by fire and Mr. Carew then went to Cleveland, where he entered the employ of the Forest City Brass Company. Two years later he returned to Mansfield, but soon went to Greenwich, Ohio, where he owned and operated the Carew Livery until 1911. He then purchased the Fleming Falls summer resort and successfully conducted that enterprise until 1914. He has since been interested in the transfer and storage business at Mansfield, his original location being at 210 N. Main Street. In 1920 a modern storage plant was built by Mr. Carew at 174 North Diamond Street. He also has storage facilities at 202 North Diamond Street. Although Mr. Carew started business on a small scale he is now recognized as one of the most dependable transfer and storage men in this section of the state. He employs 25 men and operates 20 motor trucks. Express and freight hauling to all parts of the United States and Canada is a special feature of the service rendered by the Mansfield Transfer & Storage Company. Mr. Carew is identified with the Ohio State Warehousemen's Association, National Furniture Warehousemen's Association, Ohio Association of Commercial Haulers, and Allied Van Lines

Mr. Carew was married in 1907 to Miss Mamie Wigle, of Mansfield. They have a son, John Henry Carew, who attends Mansfield High School.

In politics Mr. Carew is independent. He also belongs to the Chamber of Commerce.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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