Martin J. Larkin


MARTIN J. LARKIN, chief of police force of the city of Steubenville, O., has been a resident of this place for thirty-two years and has a personal acquaintance with the larger number of its settled citizenship. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio, in 1867. He was young when his parents moved to Mingo, in Jefferson County, and there he was reared and attended school. He was not very old when he went to work in the glass factory, where he remained for eighteen and one-half years, in that time climbing from the position of shipping clerk, the duties of which he performed as soon as ols enough, to one that required him to act as chief clerk. He then became a member of the police force and has served under the administrations of three mayors. In 1907 he was appointed chief of the whole police body, by Mayor T. W. Porter, and since that time the city has had a well regulated system, the success of which is being noted with interest by sister cities which have the same general problems to handle. In 1890, Chief Larkin was married to Miss Margaret Needham, and they have four children: Mary, Nora, John and Thomas, all of whom reside at home. The family belongs to St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

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