JOHN J. AZALLION, manager of the Ramsey store at Ramsey, Jefferson County, Ohio, has been a resident of the United States since he was seven years of age, but his native land is sunny Italy and he was born near the old city of Turin, October 8, 1885 and is a son of Philip and Margaret Azallion. The mother is deceased but the father resides near Dillonvale, in Jefferson County.
The parents of Mr. Azallion, with their two children, John J. and Elizabeth came to America in 1892 and the father became a miner at Dillonvale. There the son attended school until he was thirteen years of age, at that time accepting a position as clerk for Joseph Casiri, with whom he remained for two years and then became a clerk for H. Walker, of the same place. After five more years of mercantile training, he went to Bradley and took charge of the store of H. Walker there, and conducted it so satisfactorily to Mr. Walker that in 1907 he was made manager of the H. Walker store at Ramsey and has been in charge here ever since. There is considerable responsibility attached to this position as a large stock is carried and the assistance of five employees required. Mr. Azallion is also postmaster at this point, having been appointed October 31, 1907. He has proved his business capacity and reliability and is looked upon with favor by the old and settled business men, while his pleasing manner and evident good will have brought him a wide circle of friends among the younger element.
In politics, Mr. Azallion is a Republican. He is prominent in Masonry, belonging to the higher branches at Smithfield and Steubenville. He is a member of the Methodist Protestant Church at Dillonvale.