Martin T. Abbott, vice president of The Stevenson Company, Wellsville, is among the successful and well known
business men of Columbiana County. He was born at Patriot, Ind., Nov. 10, 1877, and is the son of Thomas and Almira
Thomas Abbott, a native of Massachusetts, settled in Switzerland County, Ind., during the early days and became
a prosperous farmer and stockman. He was a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church and affiliated with the
Masonic Lodge. He died in 1904 and his wife, a native of Switzerland County, Ind., died in 1922. To Mr. and Mrs.
Abbott were born ten children as follows: Arthur, deceased; James W., lives at Warsaw, Ky.; Hulda, the widow of
Thomas C. Gillis, lives at Troy, Ohio; Elizabeth, deceased, was the wife of Louis Wilson, Cincinnati, Ohio; Rev.
Ulysses Grant, a minister of the Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Ind.; Cornelius H., deceased; Theodore, lives
in California; Ella, married Clarence Keaton, lives in Crawford County, Ind.; Martin T., the subject of this sketch;
and Pearl, the widow of Lemert Cook, lives in Indianapolis, Ind.
Martin T. Abbott spent his boyhood at Patriot, Ind., and was educated there. His first employment was as a steward
on government light house Steamer Golden Rod on Ohio River. He served during the Spanish-American War as a member
of the Seventh United States Cavalry and was stationed in Cuba for five months. He enlisted in Cincinnati, Ohio,
and was in service one year. In 1905 Mr. Abbott came to Wellsville, where he became identified with the sales department
of the Stevenson Company, of which he has served as vice president since 1917.
On Oct. 12, 1904, Mr. Abbott was united in marriage with Miss Erla Stevenson, who was born at Wellsville, July
19, 1880, the daughter of Charles G. and Anna (Askew) Stevenson, natives of Ohio. Mr. Stevenson, deceased, served
as president and general manager of the business and was vice president of The Peoples National Bank, president
of the Home Savings and Loan Company and was also president of Chamber of Commerce. He died in September, 1917,
and is buried at Wellsville. His wife resides with her daughter, Mrs. Abbott. Another daughter, Mary, married W.
E. Paisley, auditor of the Valley Camp Coal Company, Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott have no children.
Mr. Abbott is a staunch Republican, a member of the United Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Masonic
Order, being a 32nd degree Mason, a Knight Templar and Shriner. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of East
Liverpool, Clasifaction foundry and machine manufacturer. Mr. Abbott is a stockholder of the Peoples Bank of Wellsville.
During the World War he was one of the three manufacturing committee for all World War drives and was city chairman
for war savings stamps. He is a man of progressive ideas in his business and a citizen of whom the community is
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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