Biography of Frederick J. Emery
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Frederick James Emeny is one of the representative business men of Salem, where he is identified with the Deming Company as vice president and chief engineer. He was born at Cordova, Ill., April 21, 1872, and is the son of George James and Maria Antoinette (VanWagenen) Emeny.

George James Emeny was born in New York. He was a building contractor and in later life was a manufacturer of ensilage cutters and furnaces. He died at Fulton, N. Y., in 1918, and his wife, a native of Schroeppel, N. Y., died in 1924. They had two children: Mrs. Herbert C. Howe, born March 16, 1871, lives at Eugene, Ore.; and Frederick James, the subject of this sketch.

Frederick James Emeny attended the public and high schools of Fulton, N. Y. and was graduated from Cornell University as a mechanical engineer. He has been identified with the Deming Company, pump manufacturers, since Nov. 1, 1895, and from the position of draftsman has risen to the rank of vice president and chief engineer of the concern.

Mr. Emeny was married first, Oct. 18, 1900, to Miss Elizabeth Miller Brooks, of Salem, the daughter of Joshua and Annie (Miller) Brooks, natives of Ohio and both now deceased. Mr. Brooks died in 1901 and his wife in 1914. By his first marriage Mr. Emeny has three sons: Brooks Emeny, a student at the University of Paris and London; Frederick Latham, a student at Cornell University; and George Brooks, a student at Hotchkiss School.

Mr. Emeny was married the second time, Nov. 19, 1924, to Miss Mary Waterworth Taggart, of Salem, the daughter of Rush and Margaret (Waterworth) Taggart, natives of Ohio. Mr. Taggart died in 1916 and his wife in 1922.

Politically, Mr. Emeny is a Republican and he has served as president of the Salem Board of Education. He holds membership in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Elks, Salem Country Club, Salem Golf Club, and the Cornell Clubs of New York and Cleveland. He has an extensive acquaintance in Columbiana County and is highly esteemed.

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

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