Biography of C. E. Sweney
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





C. E. Sweney, vice president and superintendent of the Victor Stove Company, Salem, ranks among the representative business men of Columbiana County. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 5, 1866, the son of J. C. and Mary Emma (Ernest) Sweney.

J. C. Sweney was born at Johnstown, Pa., in 1840 and died in 1905. He located in Salem in 1869, where he followed his trade as an iron molder. Mr. Sweney was a Civil War veteran, having served as a member of Company D, 155th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. His wife, a native of Pennsylvania, died in 1914. To Mr. and Mrs. Sweney were born six children, as follows: C. E., the subject of this sketch; J. R., deceased; Harry C., lives in Salem; Etta, married John Faust, lives at Struthers, Ohio; Anna, married Thomas Reynolds, lives at Struthers, Ohio; and Oscar, lives at Woodlawn, Pa.

C. E. Sweney attended the schools of Salem and when a young man entered the employ of J. Woodruff & Son. At an early age he became interested in the stove manufacturing business and since 1887 has been connected with the Victor Stove Company, having served as superintendent of the concern since 1902.

On Sept. 24, 1891, Mr. Sweney was married to Miss Effie Florence Wharton, of Salem, the daughter of D. H. and Marietta (Hartzell) Wharton, both deceased. Mr. Wharton, a Civil War veteran, died in 1916, and his wife died in 1921. To Mr. and Mrs. Sweney three children were born: Mrs. Mary I. Middleton, lives at Canton, Ohio; Nora May, married Thomas Deafenbaugh, lives in Salem, and they have three sons, Dale, Gordon and Charles; and Raymond C., lives at home.

Mr. Sweney is a Republican and has served as a member and as president of the city council for four years. He is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias and belongs to the Kiwanis club. He has always been an energetic and industrious man and a highly esteemed citizen.

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


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