Biography of Corte L. Carlton
North Central Ohio Biographies

Corte Leon Carlton who is successfully engaged in the automobile business at Brunswick, is a veteran of the World War and a member of one of the oldest families of Medina County. He was born in Chatham Township, Jan. 18, 1896, the son of Wilbur Charles and Cora (Battle) Carlton

Wilbur Charles Carlton is a prosperous farmer of Chatham Township, Medina County, where he was born Jan. 26, 1870. He was married in September, 1894, to Miss Cora Battle, the daughter of John Battle, farmer, of York Township, Medina County. Mr. and Mrs. Canton have four children: 1. Corte Leon, the subject of this sketch. 2. Myron Blake, born Nov. 26, 1897, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this history. 3. Eva Harriet, married Charles H. Bricker, city engineer, Medina. They have two children, Malcolm Stuart, and Miriam Elaine. 4. Otis, born April 14, 1902, connected with the Western Electric Company of New Jersey, lives at Jersey City.

The education of Corte Leon Carlton was received in the public schools of Chatham Township, and following his graduation from high school in 1914 he entered the employ of George Gross, of Erhart, Ohio, who was a dealer in automobiles and farm implements. Two years later he enlisted for service in the World War in the U. S. Navy and was sent to Norfolk, Va., and later to Charleston, S. C. He was in the convoy service throughout the war period and later served for six months in South American waters. He was discharged in June, 1919, and upon his return to Ohio, became interested in the oil business in Chatham Township, Medina County. Since April 1, 1925, he has conducted an automobile business at Brunswick and has the local agency for the Ford Motor Car Company. His brother, Myron Blake Carlton, has been a member of the firm since March, 1930. They also conduct a gasoline service station in connection with the business.

On May 1, 1924, Mr. Carlton was united in marriage with Miss Pearl Grabenstetter, the daughter of Peter Grabenstetter, of Brunswick Township.

Mr. Canton is affiliated with Litchfield Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 381; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 13; and American Legion. He is a Republican.

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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