Alonzo L. Cady


ALONZO L. CADY, proprietor of the Steubenville Boiler Works, is a native of Wheeling, W. Va. He was born March 25, 1849, the son of Daniel and Matilda J. (Kline) Cady. His father, a native of Missouri, when but eleven years of age, bade goodbye to his father, mother and three brothers, and made his way to Wheeling. On the wharf at that place he was found by John Kline, who took him into his family and gave him a home until he reached manhood. He learned the blacksmith's trade with Mr. Kline , and afterward married his daughter. After finishing his trade, for a period of thirty-one years, he was in the employ of Hobbs, Taylor & Co., proprietors of extensive boiler and machine works. His first wife, who bore him seven children, died in January 1880. Five of the children were sons, and three sons and the two daughters are still living: Alonzo L.; Eugene Cady, of Steubenville; Jamie Rees, of Pittsburgh; Ella Harris , of Steubenville and Daniel Cady, of Wheeling. The parents of his first wife, John and Hannah Kline, were natives of Carlisle, Penn., of Hessian-Dutch descent. They located in Wheeling in a very early day. Hannah Kline was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church for over forty years, She and her husband had five children, of whom two are now living: W. W. Kline, of Wheeling, and Josiah Kline, of Vicksburg, Miss. After his first wife's death Daniel Cady married Anna Shaw, who died in 1885. He then went to Birmingham, Ala., where he again married, and where he now resides, being employed as a foreman in an iron working establishment.. The subject of this sketch, at thirteen years of age, went to work in a boiler shop at Wheeling, and was emplyed in a railroad shop. While thus engaged he was married December 24, 1871 to Mary J., daughter of Morrison and Mary J. (Ross) Chambers, natives of Marshall county, W. Va. She was born at Cameron, W. Va., July 12, 1852. Her mother died when she was but three years old. Her father served throughout the war of the rebellion, and died soon after its close. In 1873 Mr. Cady engaged in boiler manufacture at Wheeling, in partnership with his father and the firm of D. Cady & Son continued several years. It was finally dissolved and Mr. Cady has since began engaged in the business alone. In 1881 he removed to Steubenville, and established the Steubenville Boiler Works on the corner of North and High streets. He has had one child, Eugene Morrison, who died aged six years. He and wife are members of the United Presbyterian church.

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