|126 North 15th Street
Sebring, Ohio 44672
|Frank Albert Sebring
|1865-1936 Born July 20, 1865 at Vanport, PA. Remembered for a funny little
habit he had of twittling the ear of every child he saw. Tried out the grocery
business in East Liverpool. Tended to be the salesman of the family. Founded and
managed the Sebring Pottery Company and Limoges China Company in Sebring
Ohio until the late 1920's or early 1930's. He also worked with the Salem China
Company, after serving in Europe during WWI. He also worked at the Owen
China Company of Minerva and the Bradshaw Company of Niles and Alliance,
where it was renamed the Leigh Pottery Company. Also was the first president of
the Buckeye Building and Loan Association, in 1899.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Knight of Templar, and a member of the Sebring
Methodist church. Died Monday November 23, 1936 of a heart attack. He was
married to Emma Harbison Sebring, who died in 1927. He had a son, D.L.
Sebring, and three daughters, Helen Gahris who died in 1919 and a son, Frank Jr.,
who died in 1934. Marjorie Keely (Phillips?), Nina Walker(?) and Ruth Gray.
He had a definite routine to his life. He always had buttermilk, secle pears and
played rummy before he went to bed. He had stewed chicken on Sundays, while
the rest of the family had fried. He once caught his tie on fire with the ashes of his
ever present cigar. Every weekend he went to Cleveland, but the family didn't
know what he did there. He was driven by his Packard sedan driver.
The family spent their winters in Sebring, Florida, the homestead of George
Sebring and his son.
Home, 385 West Ohio Avenue
His home, known as 'The Sebring Mansion' on West Ohio Avenue is still standing,
and is being converted into a Bed and Breakfast. Through the efforts of Mrs. J.
Lynne Biery. The home was designed by Rawsthorne of Pittsburgh and completed
|Frank Albert Sebring 1865-1936 twin