Harry A. Zink


HARRY A. ZINK, of the firm of ALbert Zink & Sons, foremost furniture dealers of Steubenville, O., has been a resident of this city since his boyhood. He is a progressive and public spirited citizen and has a wide acquaintance throughout this vicinity. He was born in Wheeling, W. Va., in 1879, and is a son of Albert and Rebecca Legge Zink.

Albert Zink, father of the subject of this record and founder of the business of Alber Zink & Son's, was born in Wheeling, W.Va., in 1844, and there grew to maturity. He first engaged in the furniture business at Martin's Ferry, coming from there to Steubenville where he embarked in a similar business. He built up an extensive establishment and commanded a large patronage from over the county. He erected the fine three-story beick building, 30x180 feet, at Nos. 146-148 North Fourth Street, and the entire three stories and basement are used for the display and storage of the mamoth stock carried by Albert Zink & Sons. Albert Zink conducted the business until 1907, when his sons, William H. and Harry A. Zink, were admitted to the firm, since which time the sons have managed the enterprises. Mr. Zink was married to Miss Rebecca Legge, a native of England, and they became parents of three sons: Frank, who loves at Cleveland, O.; William H. and Harry A.

William H. Zink was born in Kinkwood, W. Va., and was educated at Martin's Ferry in the public schools, and at Scio College. Leaving college he entered his father's store and has been identified with the business ever since. He is a member of Steubenville Chamber of Commerce. In 1890, he was married to Clara Permas; who died in 1907, leaving three children: Henry Permas, Dwight Albert and Mary Elizabeth. He formed a second union, December 29, 1909, with Miss Ada Fielding, of Steubenville. Religiously, he is a member of the M.E. Church. Albert Zink also is a member of that church, and serves on its official board. He is affiliated with the Masons.

Harry A. Zink was eight years of age when brought by his parents to Steubenville, where he completed the prescribed courses in the public and High Schools. He afterward attended the Steubenville Business College, and then entered the furniture business, which he has ever since followed. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is prminent in Masonic circles, being a 32nd degree Mason. He is a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Comandery at Steubenville, the Consistory at Cleveland, and Aladdin Shrine at Columbus. He also is a member of the Elks, and has served as presiding officer of the council and is past exhalted ruler; of Steubenville Lodge, No. 1, K. of P., and the Country Club. He belongs to the first M. E. Church at Steubenville. In 1906, Mr. Zink was married to Miss Mame Bowers, who death occurred two years later.

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