James Clingerman


JAMES CLINGERMAN, of Steubenville was born in Licking county, Ohio, May 2, 1833. He is the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Lindsey) Clingerman, the former a native of Bedford County, Penn., and the latter of Maryland. Both are now dead. In his thirteenth year he accompanied his parents to Noble county, Ind., where he resided with them on a farm from October 1844 until the spring of 1855. In August 1855, he came to Steubenville and until February 1856 he was a brakeman on the Steubenville & Indiana railway. In October 1856, he went to Kickapoo, Leavenworth county, Kan., where he was employed in a saw mill. In August, 1858 he returned to the home of his parents in Indiana, where he remained one year. In August1859 he again came to Steubenville and his home has been here ever since. He resumed the position of brakeman on the same railroad and thus continued until 1865. For eight years following 1866 he was engineer in the Clinton Paper mill. In May 1877, he entered upon his duties as one of the engineers of the Steubenville city water works, which position he still holds. Mr. Clingerman was married October 25, 1860, to Lydia, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hartford. They are the parents of one daughter: Evangeline S. Mr. Clingerman is a member of the I. O. O. F., the K of P and the National Association of Stationary Engineers. In politics he is an ardent republican.

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