Biography of S. S. McIntosh
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

S. S. McIntosh, a well known citizen of Columbiana County, highly esteemed for his integrity and industry, is a member of one of the oldest families in Madison Township. He was born on the farm where he resides in Madison Township, June 27, 1874, and is the son of Alexander and Martha (Fife) McIntosh.

Alexander McIntosh was born on the old McIntosh farm in Madison Township, June 22, 1819, the son of John and Margaret McIntosh, who came to this country from Scotland in the early days and settled in Columbiana County. John McIntosh became a prosperous farmer and died in 1882. His wife died in 1880. They had three sons, John, Daniel, and Alexander, all of whom served throughout the Civil War. Alexander McIntosh was an extensive grain fanner and stockman of his day and was well known throughout Columbiana County. He died Aug. 12, 1912, and his wife, also a native of Columbiana County, died Feb. 8, 1920. They were the parents of four children, as follows: Luella, the widow of Charles Hopple, lives in East Liverpool; J. S., the subject of this sketch; Elmer, a farmer, lives in Madison Township; and Rose, married Bert Wilson, lives in Wellsville.

J. S. McIntosh spent his boyhood on his father's farm and received his education in Witch Hollow School. In 1894 he became interested in the oil business in East Liverpool, but later disposed of his holdings to the Standard Oil Company. Since 1906 he has been identified with the Great Western Oil Company as a traveling representative. He also conducts the old home farm of 80 acres, which is well stocked with high grade registered cattle. The McIntosh farm ranks among the fine homesteads of Columbiana County and is well improved.

Mr. McIntosh was married in November, 1920, to Miss Iva Patterson, a native of Ohio. By a former marriage he has three children: Clarence, served throughout the World War, was severely gassed, and is now a student in the government schools of Denver, Col.; Dorothy, married Stanley Chase, lives in Cleveland, Ohio; and Virginia, lives at home.

Mr. McIntosh holds membership in the Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church and is a Republican.

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

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