Albert R. McNeal


ALBERT R. McNEAL, a venerable and respected citizen of Steubenville, O., is now living in retirement after a long and honorable business career, having been engaged in the meat business in this city for more than forty-five years. He was born in Lisbon, O., in 1830, and is a son of Archibald and Julia Ann (Hart) McNeal. Archibald McNeal was born in the north of Scotland and upon coming to America located in Jefferson County, Ohio, in 1832. He settled on the land and built the house where his grandson, George C. McNeal, now lives, although the latter has remoeled the house. He was an expert stone cutter and letterer by trade. His marriage with Julia Ann Hart resulted in the birth of the following children: James, John, William, Albert and Mary, of whom Albert is the only one now living. Albert McNeal was two and a half years of age when his parents moved from Lisbon to Jefferson County, Ohio, and here he grew to maturity and has always lived since. He worked at different occupations for a few years and for a time was engaged in gardening. He finally embarked in the butchering business which he carried on for forty-five years in a most successful manner. Some six or seven years ago he retired from active business to enjoy the fruits of his toil and he has a very comfortable home in Steubenville, which he built fifty-three years ago. It is constructed of brick and is in a good state of repair notwithstanding its age. In 1857 Mr. McNeal was married to Miss Elizabeth Ann Makle, now deceased, and they reared two sons and two daughters: Edith, wife of John Gamble; Etta, wife of John Miller; Charles and Albert. Mr. McNeal has been a member of the FInley M. E. Church ever since it was built.

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