Robert P. Foreman


ROBERT P. FOREMAN, a leading merchant tailor and furnisher of Steubenville was born in Brooke county, W. Va., June 24, 1824. He is the son of Charles and Ann (Parks) Foreman, the former a native of Allegheny county, and the latter of Washington county, Penn. He was but ten years old when his father died. Immediately after his death the mother removed with her six children to Washington county, Penn., and between three and four years later she removed to New Cumberland, W. Va., where the mother spent the rest of her life. The latter part of his youth and the first years of his manhood were spent in NEw Cumberland. At fifteen years of age he began to learn the tailor's trade and served an apprenticeship of six years, after which he engaged in business for himself at New Cumberland. In 1862 he removed to Steubenville, where he has ever since conducted a tailoring establishment which is deservedly popular. He was married at the age of twenty-five, to Rosanna, daughter of Lewis Shaw, then of New Cumberland. Mr. and Mrs. Foreman have had five children: Christia A., George B., Lenora S., Adolphus and Charles L., all of whom are living except Adolphus, who died aged six years. Mr. Foreman is a member of the Masonic Lodge, and in politics he is a republican.

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