ELI T. CASTNER, a member of the firm of Castner Bros., at Steubenville, Ohio, dealers in sand and gravel and general contractors, is one of the reliable and representative business men of this city. He was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, two miles distant from Steubenville, November 25, 1857, and is a son of the late R. Castner, and a grandson of Michael Castner. The latter was one of the pioneer settlers of Jefferson County and one of the large landowners of his day.
Eli T. Castner was reared on his father's farm and attended the country schools. During the whole of his business life he has been engaged in general contracting and in building macadamized roads, brick and stone structures and sewers. The firm of Castner Bros. handles the largest sand and gravel business in the county. Mr. Castner is additionally interested in a wholesale grocery business, in the ice business and is an extensive operator in oil, both in Ohio and in Illinois. His business success is but the result of close attention, great industry and a large measure of natural adaptability. In 1896 Mr. Castner was married to Miss Sarah Moulds. They are members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He belongs to the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce and is identified with the order of Elks.