BENJAMIN MAUDE, superintendent of Union cemetery of Steubenville, Ohio, and an esteemed and worthy citizen of that place, was born in Leeds, England, March 14, 1826. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fawcett) Maude, who were born, reared and married in England, and who spent their entire lives in their native country. At the early age of eleven years he became employed in a woolen factory, and he continued in this way all during his youth in his native country, and at the age of twenty-one or in April, 1847 he emigrated to America. For one year after reaching this country he was employed in a woolen mill in Montgomery county, Md. He then, in 1849, came to Steubenville, Ohio, where he has resided ever since. Here he was employed in different woolen factories and thus continued for a great many years. In April, 1881, he was elected by a unanimous vote of the board, superintendent of Union cemetery and he has occupied that position in a very acceptable manner ever since. Mr. Maude has been twice married, his first wife being Mary Taggart. She bore him three children, two of whom, a pair of twins, lived only two days. The other is Elizabeth, who is the wife of Lewis L. Holroyd, of Steubenville. Mrs. Mary Maude died in October, 1869. In August, 1876, Mr. Maude was married to Rhoda Parrish, his present wife. She has borne him two children, Harry and Nannie, who are aged twelve and eight respectively. Mr. Maude is a member of the I. O. O. F., and in politics he is a devoted member of the republican party. Mr. Maude is an honorable, upright man; his character is beyond reproach. As superintendent of Union cemetery has given splendid satisfaction, it being the universal opinion that the place could not be filled by a better man.
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