Torrence, T.O. “Tot”

Obituary – T. O. Torrence
Contributed to Genealogy Pit Stop
By Richard Fair

Retired Potter’s Funeral To Be Held On Tuesday

T. O. Torrence, 164 Ravine street, retired potter, died Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in City hospital following a two-weeks illness. He had been in poor health for several years. He was 82.

Mr. Torrence familiarly known as “Tot”, resided in East Liverpool for the past 63 years, coming here from Youngstown. He was born, Dec. 12, 1863, in Sharon, Pa. A warehouseman, he was employed for many years at the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Co., at the C. C. Thompson and the Vodrey potteries, and was at the Edwin M. Knowles Co. until he retired about 10 years ago.

Mr. Torrence was a member of the East Liverpool fire department when it was a volunteer organization. He also was a patrol driver for a time when horse-drawn equipment was used.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and an honorary member of the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters.

He leaves five daughters, Mrs. May Anderson of Cleveland, Mrs. H. J. Kaufman of East Liverpool, Mrs. F. I. Hansberger of Royal Oak, Mich., Mrs. Leo Palmer of Smiths Ferry, and Mrs. George Culp of Wellsville; a son, Harry Torrence of East Liverpool; two half-brothers, Ira Fair of East Liverpool, and Cole Fair of East Palestine; a half-sister, Mrs. May Fair Beck of Cleveland, and 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Lizzie Torrence to whom he was married April 16, 1885, died in June 1944.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Dawson funeral home by Rev. M. Rudolph Miller, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends may call tonight at the funeral home.