Horatio G. Garrett


HORATIO G. GARRETT, an honored and distinguished citizen and prominent banker of Steubenville, Ohio, was born in that city July 20, 1820. His father's name was also Horatio G. Garrett. The latter was a native of Wilmington, Dela. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Brooks, who was a native of Philadelphia, Penn. His parents were married in the city of Philadelphia, and in 1812 they located in Steubenville, Ohio, where both spent the remainder of their lives. By occupation his father was a paper manufacturer. The subject of this sketch has been that of a dry goods merchant and banker, being engaged in the two pursuits for a period of fifty-three years. In 1865 he retired from the dry goods business and gave his exclusive attention to banking until the year 1887. He was treasurer of the Union Savings institute from 1854 until 1873. In the latter year that institution was merged into the Union Deposit bank, of which Mr. Garrett served as cashier from June 1, 1873 until June 1, 1887, when he resigned. Throughout his business career he has been eminently successful, and he is now one of the most substantial men in Steubenville. He is a republican in politics. He has served in the city council two terms, and for seventeen years he was president of the board of water works trustees.

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