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BIOGRAPHY OF CLEMENT A. RUKENBROD

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 157:

CLEMENT A. RUKENBROD, whose parents and grandparents were born in Mahoning County, is one of the young men of enterprise in Youngstown, where he is manager of the Crystal Ice & Storage Company. Mr. Rukenbrod was born at Leetonia, Ohio, November 30, 1889, son of William H. and Elizabeth (Wagner) Rukenbrod. His parents were born in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, and are still living there, having devoted their lives to the farm. The paternal grandparents, Solomon T. and Mary (Baird) Rukenbrod, were born in Mahoning County. The maternal grandfather, John Wagner, was born in the same county, both the Wagners and Rukenbrods having been pioneers of this section of Ohio, and originally came from Pennsylvania. Clement A. Rukenbrod was a farm boy during his youth, attended grammar and high schools, and in 1908, at the age of nineteen, went to work for the Crystal Ice & Storage Company as a collector. A year later he was put in the office, became office manager, then was promoted to assistant manager of the business, and since 1918 has had the management of this prosperous business concern. James A. Campbell is president, F.G. King, vice president, and James L. Wick, Jr., secretary and treasurer of the company. Mr. Rukenbrod married, May 30, 1913, Miss Ruth Diser. She was born at New Springfield, Ohio, daughter of Dewin and Sarah Diser. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Rukenbrod are Jane Louise and Sarah Elizabeth. The family are members of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a republican, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Credit Men's Association, and has held a commission as notary public since 1915.