Biography of Harmon H. Harrold
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Harmon H. Harrold. As president, treasurer and manager of the Harrold Machine Company, Mr. Harrold is numbered among the substantial business men of Wooster. He was born at Columbiana, Ohio, June 9, 1867, the son of Joseph and Lucy Ann (Harmon) Harrold.

Joseph Harrold was a native of Ohio. As a young man he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and for many years served as an engineer on that system. He was living retired at the time of his death in 1889. His wife, also a native of Columbiana County, Ohio, died in 1895 at the age of 46 years. Both are buried at Columbiana. Their children were: Harmon H., the subject of this sketch; Eli, deceased; Alonzo, lives at Newark, N. J.; and Francis, lives at Columbiana, Ohio.

Harmon H. Harrold spent his boyhood at Columbiana, where he received his education. At an early age he manifested an interest in machine work, and was employed at Elwood City, Pa., until 1906. He then operated a foundry and machine shop at Kensington, Pa., for two years, and spent the following three years at Dover, Ohio, in electrical work. In 1911 he went to New Philadelphia, Ohio. Since 1919 Mr. Harrold has been located in Wooster. The Harrold Machine Company was incorporated in 1919 with a capital stock of $20,000, with Mr. Harrold as president, treasurer and manager, and his son, Lawrence Harrold, as secretary and vice president. They are specialists in tool machinery. The shop is located at West Henry and Grant streets.

On Oct. 26, 1893, Mr. Harrold was united in marriage with Miss Laura M. Buckley, the daughter of J. S. and Mary Buckley, both deceased. Mr. Buckley died in 1899 and his wife died in 1890. They are buried at Columbiana, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Harrold are the parents of two children: Lawrence, who is associated in business with his father, attended the University of Pittsburgh, and is a World War veteran, having served in France. He married Miss Edith Frary, of Dover, Ohio, and they have two sons, Robert Dale and James Lowell; and Agnes, who married Brice Benton Tennent, of New Philadelphia, Ohio. They have a son, Robert Brice Tennent, born July 13, 1925.

Mr. Harrold is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church, and is affiliated with the Masonic and Elks lodges.

From:
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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