Samuel A. Madden. Ranking among the prominent and successful business men of East Palestine is Samuel A. Madden,
of the Madden Lumber & Construction Company. He was born near Petersburg, Ohio, in December, 1853, the son
of Daniel and Elizabeth (Coon) Madden.
Daniel Madden, deceased, was a native of Enon, Pa., and his wife was born at Salem, Ohio. They were the parents
of the following children: Samuel A., the subject of this sketch; Mary Elizabeth, deceased; James, deceased; Louise,
the wife of Arthur Golden, lives at Darlington, Pa.; Thomas M., lives near Enon, Pa.; and Ida Lorena, deceased.
Samuel A. Madden grew up on his father's farm and received his education in the district schools. He learned the
carpenter trade and until 1920 engaged in contracting on a small scale. In that year Gilbert established the Madden
Lumber & Construction Company in partnership with his father.
On Dec. 27, 1883, Mr. Madden was married to Miss Elizabeth Richert, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Richert.
Mr. Richert was a native of Germany and at an early date settled at Niles, Ohio. Later they removed to Enon Valley,
Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Madden were born five children, as follows: John G.; Catherine, lives at home; Mabel, married
Wendel Walker, lives in Pennsylvania; Roy C.; and George E.
Mr. Madden and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church of East Palestine and he is affiliated with the
Masonic Lodge and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
The Madden Lumber & Construction Company are not ordinary lumber dealers. They are recognized as being the
leading contractors in this territory and have had charge of the erection of some of the largest enterprises in
the state. One of the outstanding features which has been a dominant factor in the upbuilding of their present
large patronage is the fact that in all of the contracts which they undertake, large or small, there is one responsibility.
In other words, they take complete charge of all building enterprises, and furnish everything. There are no side
issues and the responsibility for the complete construction and the satisfaction of those for whom they build rests
solely on them. This is a feature much appreciated by the large and small builder and the Madden concern has not
only made a success largely because of this, but have given East Palestine much valuable publicity because of the
large number of contracts which they have completed.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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