EDWARD SEBASTIAN ROMINE, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
The numerous important activities in which Edward S. Romine has a financial and directing interest are extended to many cities of the United States and embrace projects of definite significance in the nation's business. He is at present engaged as a manufacturer and investment broker, assisting actively in the management of several of the companies in which he is interested. Those companies, and his position therein, are as follows: chairman of the board and director, The Bank of Cameron, Cameron, W. Va., and Pacific Match Company, Tacoma, Washington; president and director, Buckeye Tile Company, Chillicothe, O.; Consumers Fuel Company, Wheeling, W. Va.; Consumers Gas and Oil Company, Wheeling, W. Va.; Ohio Land Company, Salem, Ohio; vice-president and director, Echo Coal Company, Wheeling, W. Va.; director and member finance committee, Southern Baking Company, New York City; director, The Harmony Creamery Company, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Cambridge Sanitary Manufacturing Company, Cambridge, Ohio, and Interstate Investment Corporation, Oakland, Cal. He is also at present engaged in the development of his 540-acre estate, located in Richland, District, Ohio County, contiguous to the city limits of Wheeling, known as Washington Farms, which he owns and resides upon.
Mr. Romine was born at West Union, W. Va., September 15, 1879, son of Robert Benton and Sarah Ellen Romine and was graduated from West Union high school. From 1900 to 1910 he was engaged in general mercantile business at points in Wetzel County and Cameron, W. Va.; in 1910 he came to Wheeling and entered the real estate business, and his success in that field has been conspicuous. Since 1920 he has given only incidental attention to real estate activity, being engaged in the interests outlined above.
He is a member of the Fort Henry Club, Wheeling; the Wheeling Country Club; director and member, Cedar Rock Country Club; Old Colony Club, N. Y., and Keystone Athletic Club of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was married August 10, 1910, to Henrietta Arbenz, at Wheeling. They have no children.
Home: Washington Farms, Wheeling; Office: Wheeling Bank and Trust Building.