WILLIAM J. YOST, general manager of the W. J. Yost Company, is one of the representative younger business men of Steubenville, O., of which city he has been a resident for five years. He was born at Quaker City, O., in 1882, and remained in Guernsey County through his school period and until he had completed his apprenticeship to the plaster's trade/
When he was seventeen years old, Mr. Yost went to New York City in order to perfect himself in the higher branches of his trade and learned ornamental plaster and stucco work, remaining in the great metropolis for three years and working afterward at different points until 1905, when he came to Steubenville, embarking in contract plastering under the firm name of Yost & Wilcox. This was succeeded in 1907 by the W. J. Yost Company. This has developed into a large enterprise, doing all kinds of ornamental plaster work and all lines of general plaster work. Mr. Yost is additionally interested in other business concerns here and for three years has been president of the Steubenville Real Estate Company.
In September, 1905, Mr. Yost was married to Miss Anna Griffin, of Quaker City, O., and they have one son, Marshall James. Mr. Yost is a member of the Brotherhood of the Christian Church at Bellevue. He is identified with the Odd Fellows and fills the office of vice grand of Jefferson Lodge No. 6, at Steubenville.