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Ward-Thomas Museum

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Ward — Thomas Museum
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SOHIO station on the north east corner North Main Street and West Federal Street.

Weddell’s Service Station — Tim Weddell

My grandfather, Tom Weddell, was raised in Mineral Ridge before meeting my grandmother, Kay Pollard, in the early 40’s. They married in 1945 after honorably serving in the US Navy in WWII.

My grandfather worked for SOHIO, operating stations whose owners were still at war before he opened his first service station, WEDDELL’S SOHIO, at the south west corner of Mahoning Ave and Robbins Avenue.

He later moved to a newer SOHIO station on the north east corner North Main Street and West Federal Street in the mid 50’s.


Weddell 1956 ad

While operating the SOHIO stations, he was an active and lifetime member of the Niles Jaycees and former president of the Niles Jaycees, former president of the Niles Chamber of Commerce, former president of the Gasoline dealers of Ohio, served on the board of the National Gasoline dealers of Ohio, and a very active member of the Freemasons.

After 30 years with SOHIO, he moved to a SUNOCO station at the northeast corner of Main Street and Church Street where Fair-Way tire currently operates. He closed the station in the early 80’s after 8 years of operation at a Sunoco service station.

Three men inspecting a car tire.


The little boy in the plaid is my father, six year old Tim Weddell Niles class of 1968.

The little boy in the plaid is my father, six year old Tim Weddell Niles class of 1968. With him is my grandmother Kay Weddell and my grandfather, Tom Weddell. .Photo: 1956.

Tim Weddell, owner/operator

Tim Weddell, owner/operator
of SOHIO service station.

Weddells Service Station sponsored many local sports teams by supplying uniforms and equipment.

Weddells Service Station sponsored many local sports teams by supplying uniforms and equipment.


Park Avenue Sinclair Service Station, 1953.

Park Avenue Sinclair Service Station, 1953.

Unknown, Paul and Stan Bahn.

Unknown, Paul and Stan Bahn.


   

 

 

 


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