Edward D. Winning


EDWARD D. WINNING, a well known citizen of Brilliant, Ohio, was born in Belmont county, Ohio, December 25, 1824. His grandfather, Samuel Winning, was a resident of Berkely county, Va. He died about 1833, and his wife, Jennie, died in 1840. Their son James, the father of the subject, was a carpenter and farmer. He married Catherine Kennedy, who died in March 1887, aged eighty-seven years. He died in 1857 at the age of sixty-three. These parents had the following children: Samuel, died at the age of fifty-nine; John, died at the age of fifty-nine; Edward; Israel, accidentally killed by the discharge of a gun; Elizabeth, deceased; Robert and James. Edward D. Winning learned his trade, as an apprentice, at West Wheeling, beginning at the age of eighteen, and then worked as a journeyman until he was thirty-one years old, when he opened a shop at Martin's Ferry. Five years later he bought land on Rush run, and started a saw mill, which he managed eight months and then sold to Shively & Bros. Coming to Steubenville, in 1867, he built a keg factory, and engaged in making kegs for the Jefferson rolling mill. In March 1884, be built the shop at Brilliant, which he has since operated in the keg manufacture. His establishment was burned down July 10, 1884, and he re-built, but in February 7, 1885, his plant was nearly washed away by the high water. He was married in 1853 to Rachel, daughter of Stephen Smith, of Wheeling, and they have these children: Mary A., wife of Francis Booher; Catherine, wife of Philip Charlott; Emma, wife of Avony Fisher; Elnora, wife of Levi Lewis; Sallie, of Cleveland; Ross, of Brilliant; Effie and Maud. Mr. Winning and wife ar members of the Presbyterian church, and he is a member of the I. O. O. F., of Martin's Ferry.

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