Biography of John B. Blewett
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





John B. Blewett is among the representative young business men of Wellsville, where he is associated with the McLain Fire Brick Company as a ceramic engineer. He was born at Lead, S. D., Sept. 13, 1893, and is a son of John and Sabina (Thayer) Blewett.

John Blewett was born in England and at an early age came to this country and settled in Wilkesbarre, Pa. After several years he went to South Dakota and later to the gold fields of California as a mining prospector. He died at Santa Cruz, Cal., Dec. 25, 1921. His wife resides in that city. They had three children: Cordelia and Hazel, who live in Santa Cruz, Cal.; and J. B., the subject of this sketch.

John B. Blewett spent his boyhood in South Dakota and attended the public schools. He was a student at the University of Minnesota and was graduated from Ohio State University in 1916. He immediately entered the employ of the McLain Fire Brick Company as an engineer.

On May 28, 1922, Mr. Blewett was united in marriage with Miss Olive Baylor, of Windber, Pa., the daughter of Robert Baylor. Mr. and Mrs. Blewett have two daughters: Phyllis and Catherine.

Mr. Blewett is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and Shrine. He has an extensive acquaintance in Columbiana County.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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