LEWIS CLOHAN, manager of the Spaulding Iron company at Brilliant, was born at Holly Town, Scotland, June 26, 1848. His parents, William and Agnes (Anderson) Clohan, came to this country from Scotland, when Lewis was nine months of age, and after living for greater or less periods at various places in West VIrginia, settled at Wheeling. The father was at the battle of Phillippo, and being a friends of Col. Thoburn, assisted the latter during the battle as an aide. In his early life he was a coal miner. He was a foreman during the construction of the Board Tree tunnel near Clarksburg, Va., and after the war, holding the office of justice of the peace, administered the iron clad oath to many. In the sixty-seventh year of his age he died, but his widow survived him some years, and died in the seventy-sixth year of her age. Both were members of the Presbyterian church. Ten children were born to them, six of whom are living. One of the sons, William, served three months in the army, then re-enlisted and was killed at Winchester, at the age of twenty-eight. Lewis Clohan began to maintain himself at the age of twenty-one in the puddling trade, at which he has ever since, been engaged. He is a thorough master of his craft in all its details. He was given the management for one year, five years ago, and and at the expiration of that time returned to the furnace. In August, 1888, he resumed the management which he has since held, with satisfaction to all concerned. He was one of the original incorporators of the company, and has been a stockholder and member of the board of directors since the organization. Mr. Clohan is a member of the Odd Fellows, and he and wife are affiliated with the Presbyterian church. He was married in 1869, to Henrietta, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Harris, of Wheeling, native of England, and they have three children living: Thomas, Frank and Katie.
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