Biography of Stephen C. Jessup
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Stephen C. Jessup is among the well known and highly esteemed business men of Salem, where he is owner and proprietor of the Jessup Pattern Works. He was born in Lakewood, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1866, and is the son of Samuel J. and Mary Jeanette (Minor) Jessup.

Samuel J. Jessup, deceased, was a native of Stamford, Conn., spent greater part of his life in New York City as also did his wife. He was connected with the Cleveland Rolling Mills as superintendent until his death in 1868. His wife died in 1922.

After completing his early education in the public schools of Lakewood, Stephen C. Jessup attended the Forest City Business College, Cleveland. His first position was with the Cleveland Ship Building Company, now the Great Lakes Ship Building Company. He was later employed by the Artic Ice Machine Company, where he learned his trade as a pattern maker. In 1888 he came to Salem, where he became associated with the Buckeye Engine Company in charge of the pattern department. At the age of 22 years Mr. Jessup was put in charge of the company's shop and he remained in their employ until 1914, when the plant was sold. He then took over the pattern department of the company and conducted it himself. Two years later he leased the Peoples Lumber Company and operated his shop there until the erection of his present fine plant on Roosevelt Avenue in September, 1919. About 40 men are employed in the plant, which occupies 19,750 square feet of factory space. Mr. Jessup does work both in wood and metal and numbers the following firms among his leading customers: The Hoover Owens Rentshler Company, Hamilton, Ohio; Dean Bros. Steam Pump Company, Indianapolis, Ind.; Gould Coupler Company of New York; American Steel Foundry; Ohio Steel Works, Lima, Ohio; James P. Clow & Son, Chicago, Ill.; and the Machined Steel Casting Company, Alliance, Ohio.

On Sept. 25, 1901, Mr. Jessup was married to Miss Loretta M. Zimmerman, the daughter of David and Mary Zimmerman, both deceased. They have a daughter, Mary Elizabeth, born Sept. 19, 1907.

Mr. Jessup is a member of the Episcopal Church, and belongs to the Masonic Bodies, Rotary Club, Salem Country Club, and Chamber of Commerce. He is a Republican and an excellent citizen of Columbiana County.

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


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