Biography of David W. McCloskey
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

David William McCloskey, deceased (Oct. 8, 1923), was a progressive business man of East Palestine, where he was president of the First National Bank.

He was the eldest son of Benjamin Allen McCloskey and Lucretia Taylor McCloskey, born Aug. 25, 1869, on the old farm near New Waterford. His early days were spent on the farm and in the district school. He later attended Mt. Union College.

On Oct. 12, 1893 he married Susie Morris, youngest daughter of Samuel and Albina Morris of Rogers. On the Morris farm he spent 7 years. While there he became imbued with the idea of becoming a banker, a desire which grew into an accomplished reality, for in 1900 he entered the Market National Bank, of Cleveland, where he obtained the working knowledge of banking. Three years later on March 2, 1903, he founded the First National Bank with his father and himself as the leading stockholders. The subject of this sketch acted as cashier.

He had two children, Martha Linwood, a designer, and Kersey Evertt, a banker, both at home.

His mother, a widow, lives among her children. His sisters, Mrs. Florence Worley and Mrs. Bess Compton live in Glenwood, Fla., and Chicago, Ill., respectively. His brother, Charles S. McCloskey, lives at East Palestine.

At the time of his death Mr. McCloskey was a trustee of the First Presbyterian Church in which church he was ever a faithful member and always interestedly connected with its activities and growth.

He was a Republican, a 32 degree Mason, a Knight of Pythias, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Kiwanis Club. Besides he also belonged to many business organizations of the city, seeking to do good wherever he went.

His life was admirably lived and his quiet example will live long after him. His memory will be held dear to all who knew him.

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

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