Plummer P. Lewis


PLUMMER P. LEWIS, a Prominent young attorney of Steubenville, was born near Smithfield, Jefferson county, Ohio, September 12, 1859, the son of Isaac and Eliza A. (Ong) Lewis. His father, who was one of the most prominent and wealthy farmers of Jefferson county, was born in Warren township, Jefferson County, in 1815 and was accidentally killed September 16, 1887. The mother was born in Smithfield township, in about 1824, being the daughter of Finley Ong, who was one of the early settlers of Jefferson county, and lived to the ripe old age of eighty-nine. She is still living, her home being at Smithfield. The subject of this sketch was reared on the family homestead near Smithfield, attending the schools of that village until he reached the age of sixteen. He then entered the high school of Steubenville, from which he graduated in 1879. In the fall of that year he entered Washington college, at Washington Penn., in which he pursued the senior scientific course one year. He then entered upon the study of law in Steubenville, June 3, 1884, he was admitted to the bar at Columbus, since which time he has been successfully engaged in the practice of law in Steubenville. Mr. Lewis was married October 18, 1887, to Edith, daughter of the late Daniel McConville, senior, formerly a prominent merchant of Steubenville. Politically Mr. Lewis is a democrat. He devotes his whole time to his law practice, in which he promises to become eminently successful.

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