Biography of Charles A. Innes
North Central Ohio Biographies

Charles A. Innes, druggist, who has successfully engaged in business at Butler for several years as proprietor of the Rexall Store, was born at Ogameau, Arkansas, Dec. 20, 1892. He is the son of Alexander and Margaret (Abercumbie) Innes, natives of Scotland and Ireland respectively.

Alexander Innes lived in Canada for several years before coming to the United States. He engaged in the lumber business at Ausable, Mich., and later removed to Ogameau, Ark., where he was identified with the G. E. Potts Milling Company as superintendent. After a number of years Mr. Innes came to Ohio and settled in Worthington Township, Richland County. He died in 1922 and his wife died in 1911. They are buried at Bunker Hill, Ohio. Mr. Innes was a Democrat and held membership in the Presbyterian Church. Charles A., the subject of this sketch was the only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Innes.

When his parents came to Ohio, Charles A. Innes attended the district schools of Worthington Township, Richland County. He was interested in general farming and stockraising until 1922, at which time he became an agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. Since 1924 Mr. Innes has engaged in the drug business at Butler, having at that time purchased the store of Benjamin Covert. It is one of the attractive shops of Butler. He handles a general line of drugs and sundries, as well as candies and tobaccos.

In 1923, Mr. Innes married Miss Jennie Cole, the daughter of John and Mary Cole, of Worthington Township. They have a daughter, Charlene, born in February, 1928.

Mr. Innes is a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Church, and belongs to Beilville Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 376; and Knights of Pythias. He is past master of the Grange.

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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