Biography of Pius Eugene Durbin
North Central Ohio Biographies

Pius Eugene Durbin, who is the representative at Danville of the Refiners Oil Company, is numbered among the energetic young business men of Knox County. He was born at Mt. Vernon, June 3, 1907, the son of Peter and Mary (Swingle) Durbin.

Peter Durbin was born in Knox County in 1873 and his wife was born in 1876. He is widely known as a successful farmer and stockman of Howard Township. His father, John C. Durbin, was born in Knox County and spent his entire life in this section of the state. He is deceased and is buried in the Catholic Cemetery at Danville. Christopher Swingle, maternal grandfather of Pius Eugene Durbin, resides at Danville and is 82 years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Durbin were born eight children: Christopher, lives at Chicago, Ill.; Pius Eugene, the subject of this sketch; Ralph, lives at Barberton, Ohio; Walter, who is studying for the priesthood, at Sprinfield, Ky.; Lucy, who attends St. Mary's of the Springs, Columbus; Kenneth, Arthur, and John, all students at Danville High School.

After his graduation from Danville High School in 1925, Pius Eugene Durbin spent two years at Ohio University. He began his business career with the Goodrich Rubber Company at Akron, and spent 18 months as mechanical inspector. Upon his return to Danville he became proprietor of the Refiners Oil Company's local service station.

On Aug. 5, 1930, Mr. Durbin was united in marriage with Miss Mary C. Gardner, the daughter of John and Josephine (Durbin) Gardner, who are residents of Howard, Ohio.

Mr. Durbin is affiliated with the Knights of Columbus, Danville.

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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