H. B. Core
H. B. Core, who formerly conducted a first class livery
establishment at Lima, is an old and valued citizen and is also a
survivor of the Civil War in which he bore an honorable part for three
years. He was born at Erie, Pennsylvania, in June 1847.
Mr. Core was three years old when his parents moved to Trumbull
County, Ohio, and but a few years older when they removed to Morrow
County. There he was reared to young manhood and was educated in the
local schools. On the outbreak of the Civil War he was one of the first
in his locality to indicate his willingness to take up arms for his
country, enlisting in April, 1861, in Company A, 27th Reg., Indiana Vol.
Inf., being mustered into the service at Indianapolis. He accompanied
his regiment to Washington and during the winter of 1861-62 it was
quartered at Fredericksburg, Maryland. In the spring it took an active
part in the campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, and during his service
there he was captured by the enemy at Antietam. Later he was paroled at
Annapolis, Maryland, joined the army of the West and at the close of his
term of enlistment was mustered out at Annapolis.
Mr. Core returned to Ohio and engaged in business at Columbus until
he came to Lima, where he was the pioneer in the secondhand goods
business, conducting a store for four years. From that he embarked in
the livery business in which he continued until the fall of 1905.
In 1869 Mr. Core was married to Martha Simpson and they have three
children, viz.: William E., who is employed by a wholesale grocery firm
of Chicago; Martha, who is the wife of George Strang, an electrician
with the Automatic Telephone Company; and Stella, who married Elmer
Collier and resides at No. 522 West High Street. Mrs. Core is a member
of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, of Lima.