CAPT. DANIEL B. STAMBAUGH, who is president of the StambaughThompson Hardware Company of Youngstown, was born
in Mahoning County, April 6, 1838, a son of John and Sarah (Bower) Stambaugh. His parents were natives of Pennsylvania,
in which state they 'were reared and married. Coming' to Ohio in 1805, they settled on a farm north of the present
city of Youngstown, where they passed the remainder of their lives.
Daniel B. Stambaugh passed his youth on his father's farm and continued to be interested in agricultural pursuits
until 1855, when he became identified with the development of the coal industry at Brier Hill and other localities.
He has taken an active part in developing the iron resources of Ohio, although his mining operations have not been
confined to this state alone, for he has made investments in mines in both Idaho and Colorado. He is a man of excellent
judgment, shrewd and farseeing in his dealings, and worthy of the position he has won.
In 1861 when President Lincoln issued his call for 75,000 men Mr. Stambaugh enlisted in Company B, 19th Regiment,
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he served four months. In June, 1862, he reenlisted, becoming second lieutenant
of Company A, 105th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battles of Rich Mountain, Perryville
and Chickamauga, at the last named engagement being so seriously wounded that he was sent to the hospital where
he remained for forty days. When sufficiently recovered he rejoined his command and participated in the engagements
at Mission Ridge, and the various battles of the Atlanta campaign, including Buzzard's Roost, Tullahoma, Big Shanty,
Lost Mountain, Marietta, Peach Tree Creek, and the attack on and capture of Atlanta. From Atlanta he proceeded
in Sherman's triumphant host on the "March to the Sea," and subsequently, after the close of hostilities,
took part in the grand review at Washington. He was honorably discharged June 5, 1865. From the rank of second
lieutenant he was promoted to that of first lieutenant, and in August, 1863, was appointed captain, in which office
he served until the close of the war.
On November 15, 1867, Captain Stambaugh was married to Margaret Osborne, a daughter of Abner Osborne, of Girard,
Trumbull County, Ohio. To them were born three children: Philip, now deceased; Anna, who is the wife of David Tod
of Youngstown; and Mrs. Mary Gordon, also a resident of Youngstown. Mrs. Stambaugh is a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church; she is a woman of deep devotion and possesses many rare qualities. Mr. Stambaugh is a man of
very attractive personal traits, is a most congenial companion and a stanch and true friend. As a citizen he holds
an esteemed place in the regard of his townsmen. Mr. and Mrs. Stambaugh reside at No. 129 West Rayen avenue.
20th Century History of Youngstown
and Mahoning County, Ohio and
Edited and compiled by Gen. Thos. W. Sanderson
Biographical Publishing Company
Chicago, Illinois 1897
Mahoning County, Ohio Biographies
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