John E. Samuel - A substantial citizen and dependable business man is found in John E. Samuel, who is associated
with Claude Meeker, Investment Securities, of Columbus. He was born at Thurman, Ohio, in the Cora neighborhood,
May 29, 1886, the son of Daniel and Ann (Rees) Samuel.
Both Daniel Samuel and his wife were born at Thurman. Mr. Samuel, who was engaged in agriculture, died June 5,
1920, and is buried in Tyn 'Rhoe Cemetery. He was one of Thurman's respected and esteemed citizens. His widow resides
at Jackson, Ohio. To Daniel and Ann (Rees) Samuel four children were born: Mrs. Mary Jane Davis, lives at Jackson;
Daniel Reese Samuel, died February 19, 1929, from injuries received in an automobile accident; Mrs. Ina Woods,
lives at Jackson; and John E., the subject of this sketch.
John E. Samuel attended the public schools in Thurman, and assisted his father on the farm. He took a business
course at Columbus Business College, and from 1909 until 1915 was employed as cashier and bookkeeper with the American
Cash Register Manufacturing Company. In May, 1915, Mr. Samuel became associated with Claude Meeker, at 8 East Broad
Street, Columbus and until the death of Mr. Meeker was his close personal and business advisor. Mr. Samuel became
a partner in the firm and is now general manager of this old established brokerage house which is operated under
the name of Claude Meeker, located at 8 East Broad Street. Mr. Samuel is recognized as a financier of high standing.
On October 21, 1914, Mr. Samuel was married at New York City, to Miss Edna McLaughlin, who was born at Edinburg.,
Indiana, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Kennedy) McLaughlin. Mr. McLaughlin died in September, 1885. To Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel three children have been born: a son, died in infancy; John Emlyn Samuel, Jr.; and Howard Eugene
Samuel. The family are members of Miami Avenue Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Samuel is a Republican. He belongs to the Civitan and Columbus Automobile clubs. He resides at 2270 Bryden
History of Franklin County, Ohio
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Topeka - Indianapolis 1930
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