Stevenson, Samuel 1911

Obituary – Samuel Stevenson
East Liverpool Tribune

Aged and Esteemed Citizen passed Away at Home On
Main Street at 9 O’clock Last Night From Neuralgia of the Heart

Samuel Stevenson, president and principal owner of the Stevenson Machine company, probably the leading business man and manufacturer of the city of Wellsville, died suddenly at his home on Main street, near Tenth, at nine o’clock last night (August 1, 1911) from neuralgia of the heart, aged 8? Years and seven months. Mr. Stevenson was remarkably active for one of his years, having been actively engaged at his business up until within a few day of his last illness, less than a week ago.

Samuel Stevenson was born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 25, 1828, a son of James and Hannah J. Stevenson. The family removed to Wellsville when Samuel was but a lad of 10 years. He attended the local schools and finally mastered the machinist’s trade. He then engaged as assistant engineer on one of the Ohio river steam boats. Six months later he was promoted to engineer. In 1866 he retired from the river and purchased the machine shop then operated by P. F. Geisse. Associated with him was his brother, the late T. B. Stevenson, and they did business under the firm name of S. & T. B. Stevenson. In 1888 he became the sole owner of the plant, which from that day until his death was under his personal management. He was also one of the founders of the people’s National Bank.

In 1849 Mr. Stevenson was united in marriage with Lucretta Starr, deceased. To this union four children were born, one of whom, C. G. survives. His second marriage was with Mary A. Ramsey, also deceased. Of this union the following children survive; Mrs. M. E. McKim and William G., of Oregon, Ills; Mrs. Thomas Rogers, Garret, Ind.; Mrs. Ralph Sweetzer, Columbus, O.; Mrs. Thos. Hibbins, St. Marys’, Pa.; Mrs. L. O. Auzhinbaugh and Mrs. D. G. W. McMillan, of Wellsville, and the Misses Nan and Helen, at home.

The deceased was a lifelong member of the First United Presbyterian church. The time of the funeral will be announced later.