Albert Dole, a blacksmith, of Warren township, Washington County, Ohio is skilled in the work of his trade, and has a good patronage. He was born in that township in 1868, and is a son of Robert and Sarah (Cunningham) Dole. His father was a native of Montreal, Canada, and was a blacksmith during his active life. He worked at blacksmithing in the Union army during the Civil War. At the close of the conflict he settled down in Warren township, and followed his trade until a few years ago, on the farm which he had purchased, and which he still possesses. He is now eighty-nine years old, and is spending the sunset of his life in retirement, free from the cares he has always known. His son, Albert, has his blacksmith shop on the premises, and is thus near the father who takes pride in his skill and success. Mr. Dole was united in matrimony with Katie Skipton, a daughter of Samuel Skipton, who own a farm in Warren township, in which there are a number of oil producing wells. Their union was blessed with three children namely: Myrtie M., Dewitt A., and Kelmer M, ages respectively eight, six, and four years. The family are devout members of the United Brethren Church. In politics, Mr. Dole is ever ready to defend the principles of the Republican party against the arguments of those who do not believe in them.
History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio, Martin R. Andrews; Biographical Publishing Co. (1902)
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