Biography of Nellie A. Harter
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Nellie A. Harter, editor and manager of the Wadsworth Banner Press, was born in Guilford Township, Medina County, the daughter of William. and Eliza (Peters) Harter.

William Harter was a native of Stark County, Ohio. Most of his life was spent as a farmer and thresher, although during his early life he conducted a small general store at Copley, Ohio. He died May 25, 1895, and his wife, who was born in Wadsworth Township, Medina County, died March 16, 1922. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth.

There were eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Harter, as follows: 1. Edwin F., who was killed in a railroad wreck in 1908. 2. Mrs. J. D. Kellogg, lives at Boone, Iowa. 3. Christian C., who died May 11, 1919. 4. Mrs. Bruce MacDonald, who died May 22, 1913. 5. Rollin E., lives on Columbia Avenue, Greenville, Pa. 6. Mrs. C. L. Welty, lives on State Road, Wadsworth. 7. Prof. Nathan W., lives at 66 College Avenue, Greenville, Pa. 8. Nellie A., the subject of this sketch.

Nellie A. Harter attended the public and high schools of Wadsworth, and has devoted her entire career to newspaper work. She began work in the mechanical department of the Wadsworth Banner, and eventually was transferred to the office to assist with news matter. Her mechanical knowledge served as a good foundation for future executive work and in 1922 Miss Harter became a partner with W. S. Hostetler, as owners of the Wadsworth Banner Press. At his death, in May, 1929, she assumed complete charge of the editorial work as well as management of the shop.

Miss Harter is a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Wadsworth, and belongs to the Business Women's Club of Akron.

The maternal grandparents of Miss Harter were Christian and Mary (Long) Peters, who were well known pioneers of Wadsworth Township.

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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