Biography of Clifford J. Laser
North Central Ohio Biographies

Clifford J. Laser is among the enterprising and well known business men of Shelby, where he is established in the real estate, insurance, and stock business, with offices at 53 West Main Street. He was born at Taylortown, Richland County, March 6, 1886, the son of Henry J. and Burgetta (Cooper) Laser.

Henry J. Laser, who lives retired in Shelby, is a native of Richland County. He was born on a farm in Jackson Township, where he spent his early life. After coming to Shelby he became interested in a laundry business and was thus engaged for 15 years, when he disposed of the plant to Willis Rohrer. Mr. Laser spent the following 18 years with the Auto Call Company, of Shelby, and has since lived retired. He is a Republican, a member of the Christian Church and belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America and Maccabees. Burgetta (Cooper) Laser was born in Jackson Township, Richland County. She died in 1929 and is buried at Shelby. Clifford J., the subject of this sketch, was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Laser.

The boyhood of Clifford J. Laser was spent in Shelby. After attending Shelby High School he attended Mansfield Business College. From 1905 until 1912 Mr. Laser operated a barber shop in Shelby and in the latter year became interested in the real estate and insurance business with Mr. Shearer. Since 1914 Mr. Laser has conducted the business alone. He is a licensed stock broker and handles a large volume of business in the city annually. As an insurance agent he represents the following companies: Hartford Fire Insurance Company; Springfield Fire Insurance Company; Hanover Fire Insurance Company; Ohio Farmers Insurance Company; Fidelity & Casualty Company; Maryland Casualty Company; Buckeye Casualty Company; and All Stock Insurance Company. He is identified with the Ohio Insurance Agent's Association, National Insurance Agent's Association; and is treasurer of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association.

In 1907 Mr. Laser was united in marriage with Miss Tona Schreck, the daughter of Francis and Anna (Rorick) Schreck. Both Mr. and Mrs. Schreck were born at Galion, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Laser have a daughter, Helen, a graduate of Shelby High School, who attends Ohio Wesleyan University.

Mr. Laser is affiliated with Shelby Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 350; Shelby Chapter, R. A. M., No. 178; Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 94; Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21; Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree; Richland County Scottish Rite Society; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R.; and Al Koran Temple. He belongs to the Shelby Advertising Club; Shelby Country Club; and West Brook Country Club, of Mansfield. Mr. Laser is a Republican and a member of the Lutheran Church.

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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