Biography of Joe C. Hartline
North Central Ohio Biographies

Joe C. Hartline is one of the substantial citizens and progressive business men of Mansfield, where he is in charge of the local branch of the City Loan & Savings Company. He was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, where his great grandfather, Peter Hartline, settled during the early days. His son, Joseph, grandfather of the subject of this sketch, carried forward effectively the farm enterprise which had been instituted by his father.

Frank Hartline, father of the subject of this sketch, has long been a successful breeder and exhibitor of fine red Polled cattle, and is a charter member of the International Live Stock Show, at Chicago. In 1922 he served as mayor of Strasburg, Tuscarawas County, where he resides.

Joe C. Hartline was reared and educated in Tuscarawas County, and at the age of 21 years found employment in connection with coal mining operations. For a time thereafter he engaged in the mercantile business at Strasburg, and later became a successful automobile dealer at Lima, Ohio, where he was especially prominent in advocating and promoting the good roads movement. He has been in charge of the Mansfield branch of the City Loan & Savings Company since its establishment.

The City Loan & Savings Company is one of the important corporations of Ohio, which exercises most benignant functions in connection with civic and financial affairs. It maintains offices and has a substantial business in about 35 different cities in Ohio, with headquarters at Lima. The Mansfield branch has proved a distinct value to the community. The corporation bases its operations upon ample capital and effective executive control, and its reputation constitutes its best business asset. The Mansfield offices are located at 46 Park Avenue West.

Mr. Hartline married (first) Miss Aurelia Blaser, of Winesburg, Ohio, and to them were born two daughters, Hazel Marguerite, and Aurelia Loretto. Several years after the death of Mrs. Hartline, Mr Hartline married Miss Flora Emma Styer, of Marietta, Ohio. They have two daughters, Bernice Naomi, and Evelyn Gertrude.

Mr. Hartline is a Republican and takes an active interest in local politics. He belongs to the Masonic Lodge, up to the 32d degree, Amima Club, Chamber of Commerce, B. P. O. Elks and U. C. T. He is president of the Sherman Highway Association, being one of its founders. He is also an executive committeeman of the Harding Highways, of which he is a charter member.

Mr. Hartline is a fancier of thoroughbred saddle horses and maintains a stable of fine bred horses. He owns several farms in Richland and Crawford counties.

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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