R. C. Garretson. Prominent among the successful young business men of Ashland is R. C. Garretson, who is vice
president and general manager of the Garretson Lumber Company. He was born at Harriettsville, Ohio, April 24, 1895,
the son of Charles S. and Clara (Wilson) Garretson.
As president of the Garretson Lumber Company, Charles S. Garretson is numbered among the representative citizens
of Ashland County. He was born at Harriettsville, as was his wife. At an early age he became interested in the
lumber business and owned and operated a lumber yard and sawmill at Harriettsville until 1906, when he located
at Granville, Ohio. In 1911 he established the Garretson Lumber Company in Ashland, where he operates a complete
lumber yard and planing mill with a full line of builder's supplies, carrying on both a wholesale and retail trade.
The company also operates lumber yards at Sandusky, Norwalk, and Wellington, as well as at Ormond, Fla. The firm
also specializes in the financing and building of homes. Clara (Wilson) Garretson died in 1897 and is buried at
Harriettsville. Two sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Garretson: Rolla R., who died in 1917; and R. C., the subject
of this sketch.
The boyhood of R. C. Garretson was spent in Harriettsville, where he was educated in the public schools, being
a graduate of Ashland High School. He has since been identified with the interests of the Garretson Lumber Company,
being a member of the firm since 1914. He is now vice president and general manager.
Mr. Garretson was married in September, 1921, to Miss Dorothy M. Myers, of Ashland, the daughter of John W. and
Emma (Sluntz) Myers. Mr. Myers died in 1925 and is buried at Ashland, Ohio. His wife, a native of Pennsylvania,
is also deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Garretson have been born two children: Ronald C., born March 12, 1923; and Ann,
born Dec. 29, 1928.
Mr. Garretson is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree; B. P. O. Elks, and belongs to the Ashland Country
Club. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Presbyterian Church. His father is also a Republican in politics,
a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rotary Club, and Ashland
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
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