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Millar, Addison Thomas (1860-1913)

Submitted by Sally Lane As a boy living in Cortland in the 1870s and early 1880s, Addison Millar was always drawing, sketching, painting, and dreaming about art. In his late teens, Addie, as he was called locally, won three consecutive awards as a teenager from…

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Upton, Harriet Taylor (1853-1945)

Submitted by The Upton Association and Kayla Metzger Harriet Taylor Upton was born December 17, 1853 in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of Ezra Taylor, an Ohio judge. The Taylor’s moved to Warren, Ohio, in 1861, and later purchased the home now known as the Harriet…

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Hauser, Elizabeth (1873-1958)

Submitted by The Upton Association and Kayla Metzger Elizabeth Hauser was born in Girard, Ohio to David and Mary (Bixler) Hauser on March 16, 1873. Hauser was an active participant in the Women’s Suffrage Movement beginning at the young age of 16, when she became…

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Clingan, Margaretta Thomas (1869-1952)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Margaretta Thomas Clingan (1869-1952), daughter of John R. Thomas(1834-1898), founder of the Niles Fire Brick Company, and Margaret Morgan(1834-1918) and sister to Congressman W. Aubrey Thomas. She married Thomas Omar Clingan, a medical doctor, in 1888 and the family had…

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Robbins, Josiah

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Josiah Robbins was one of the very early settlers at Niles and a forceful character in early history of the town. In 1826 a handsome and energetic young bachelor, Josiah Robbins, arrived in Niles from Youngstown and proceeded to establish…

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Wilder, John (1880-1958)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society He was born in Connecticut and moved his business from Connellsville, PA to Niles in 1920. His unique contribution to Niles was that he gave unlimited time and thought to his duties as a citizen. He was a chairman…

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Waddell, Jacob (1870-1939)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Jacob Dilger Waddell (1870-1939) was born to John Waddell and Catharine Waddell (born Richert) in Trumbull County. Jacob spent his early life on a farm and his career was in the iron and steel industry. He organized and headed the…

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Holloway, Bert (1873-1959)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society Bert’s great-grandfather, Ephriam Holloway settled in Columbiana County in the early 1800s. His father, Leonard Holloway was a Civil War veteran. Bert Holloway was born at Lisbon, Ohio July 1873. He obtained a grammar school education. While earning $60 a…

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Thomas, Aubrey (1866-1951)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society William Aubrey Thomas, born in Wales, immigrated to the United States in 1868 with his parents John R and Margaret(Morgan) Thomas, who settled in Niles, Ohio. His siblings were: John M. Thomas, T.E. Thomas, Margaretta Thomas Clingan and Mary Ann…

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Heaton, James (1770-1856)

Submitted by Niles Historical Society James Heaton was the founder of the city of Niles.  He was a pioneer in the establishment of the iron and steel business in the Mahoning Valley.  He was born in Virginia in 1770 and in 1802 came with his…

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Butler, Joseph

Submitted by Gary Moss Joseph Badger was one of the first and most prominent Congregational itinerant missionaries in the part of northeast Ohio first created and settled as the Connecticut Western Reserve.   Born in 1757, Badger was a Revolutionary War veteran from…

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Ward, James (1813-1864)

Submitted by Nancy Malone James Ward came from England when he was four years old.  His father was an iron worker in Pittsburgh, PA and taught his son the knowledge of the business.  James studied engineering and science and became an authority on rolling mills.…

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