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BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES C. GIERING

This biography was possible through the generous consideration of Mrs. Gina M. Reasoner.  

Email:  greasoner@prodigy.net

Source:  History of Ohio, The American Historical Society, Inc., 1925 Volume IV, page 192:

CHARLES C. GIERING was a resident of Youngstown, Mahoning County, during his entire life. Here he became successful in his business activities, and here he so ordered his course as to merit and receive the confidence and esteem of the community that ever represented his home and to which he was loyal in the fullest sense. Mr. Giering was born at Youngstown on the 27th of November, 1876, and here his death occurred February 11, 1923. He was a son of Louis and Mary (Andler) Giering and his father long operated bottling works in Youngstown as one of the substantial and honored citizens of the Mahoning County metropolis. The subject of this memoir attended the public schools until he was thirteen years old, and thereafter, while employed in his father's bottling works, advanced his education by attending night school besides completing a course in a business college. At the age of twenty-two years he purchased a half interest in the bottling works of his brother Jacob, and this fraternal and business partnership continued twelve years. Charles C. then purchased his brother's interest, and thereafter he successfully conducted the business in an individual way until shortly before his death. He was a director of the Ohio State Bottlers Association, and held various official positions in this organization. He was a valued member of the Youngstown Chamber of Commerce and was a charter member of the Youngstown Automobile Association. In the York Rite of the Masonic fraternity his maximum affiliation was with the local commandery of Knights Templars and in the Consistory of the Scottish Rite at Cleveland he received the thirty-second degree, besides being a noble of the Mystic Shrine. He was affiliated also with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Pythias and the Fraternal Orders of Eagles. In politics he was a democrat with independent proclivities, and in his native city he was an active member of the First Reformed Church, as is also his widow. September 6, 1913, marked the marriage of Mr. Giering and Miss Lottie Meredith, who was born at Marietta, Ohio, April 3, 1887, and who is a daughter of George and Amy (Carver) Meredith, both of whom likewise are natives of Ohio, where they now maintain their home in the City of Springfield. Mr. Giering is survived also by three children, whose names and respective dates of birth are here recorded: Louis Jacob, August 24, 1914; Alice Marie, July 9, 1916; and Charles Noble, November 3, 1922. The devoted husband and father died about three months after the birth of the younger of the two sons.