Biography of Emanuel H. Tinstman
North Central Ohio Biographies

Emanuel Henry Tinstman. One of the highly successful young business men of Medina is Emanuel Henry Tinstman, a veteran of the World War, who is engaged in the electrical business in this city. He was born at Medina, March 3, 1896, the son of Eugene G. and Emma (Richard) Tinstman.

Eugene G. Tinstman was born in Medina County, Jan. 30, 1871. For many years he has been recognized as one of the leading auctioneers of this section of Ohio. He married Miss Emma Richard, the daughter of Daniel and Lavina Richard, both natives of Medina County. Mr. and Mrs. Tinstman were the parents of the following children: Lotta, the widow of Roy Beidle, who died in April, 1920; Fern, married Ellis Scharch, who is a chemist for the Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio; Daniel, lives at Madisonburg, Ohio; and Emanuel Henry, the subject of this sketch.

Emanuel Henry Tinstman grew up in Medina and attended the public schools, being a member of the 1915 high school class. He was employed for a time by the Portage Rubber Company, Akron, and in 1917 enlisted for service in the World War, being sent to France as a member of the 114th Ammunition Train. He saw active service in France from Aug. 12, 1918, until the close of the war and returned to the United States in January, 1919. He resumed his former employment with the Portage Rubber Company and the following year established an electrical business in Medina, in partnership with his father, as representatives of the Delco Light Company. In 1920 Mr. Tinstman purchased the interests of his father, and has since continued as sole owner of the enterprise. He is the local dealer and distributor for the General Motors products, including the Frigidaire. He also handles radios.

Mr. Tinstman was married on Nov. 16, 1921, to Miss Zola Turner, the daughter of William and Pearl Turner, of Medina. They have a son, Richard, born Oct. 12, 1922.

Politically, Mr. Tinstman is a Republican, and he is a member of the Republican County Central Committee. Both he and his wife are members of Medina Methodist Episcopal Church, and he belongs to Medina Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 58; Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias; and American Legion. He also belongs to the Medina County Fish & Game Club.

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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