Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897
[p. 436] cashier of the Citizens' National Bank of New Castle, Pa., was born in Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, July 24, 1856, and is a son of Bevin P. Jameson, whose birthplace was in Mercer, Mercer Co., Pa. Our subject's father spent his boyhood days near Warren, Ohio, and during the greater part of his active mercantile career was engaged in the hardware business in that city, following that line of trade until 1870, running at one time the Russia Rolling-mills at Niles, Ohio. He with two associates owned and operated the gas plant of the city of Warren for many years. For twenty years preceding his decease, he was also a director of the First National Bank of Warren. He was a good thinker, a man of excellent judgment, and also a shrewd business man; his influence was extensive and powerful and enabled him to assist in the furthering of the progress of his native town beyond what could have been expected from the single-handed exertions of one man. When any work of trifling or of large proportions, whether agreeable or unpleasant to him, devolved upon him for its performance, he was not the man to shirk, or to plead off on some excuse or another; it was a principle that guided and marked his life that when work of whatever character, private, public or charitable, presented itself, he was to take hold and do the best he could to perform the work faithfully as it should be done. To his persistent and hard work is attributed the cause of his death. Two large business corporations near Warren had made assignments, and to him as assignee fell the work of straightening and settling the accounts; he devoted his time and strength to the work, and his constitution was so undermined that his death was hastened by a number of years. He died in the year 1876, aged fifty-nine years. He married Sarah A. Blair, daughter of Robert L. Blair, a pioneer iron manufacturer of Lake County, Ohio, and there were born to them ten children, namely: William C., deceased; George L., deceased; Albert L., who lives in Warren, Ohio; Bevin, deceased; Robert B., deceased; David, the subject of this narration; Henry, deceased; Frederick, deceased; and Lucy, who became the wife of John M. Ormond of Toledo, Ohio. Our subject's mother is still living at her old home in Warren at the age of seventy-six.
David Jameson, subject of this writing, received his elementary education in the schools of Warren, Ohio, then attended Allegheny College of Meadville, Pa., and Victoria University of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. He determined on the legal profession for a life career, and studied law with Hutchins & Tuttle of Warren, Ohio, for three years, and was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio in 1881, entitling him to practice in any of the, State courts. He then moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he practiced law for two years, and then came to New Castle, where he followed his profession until 1891, when he relinquished his legal business, which had then assumed large proportions, to busy himself in the organization of a new bank for the city of New Castle, allying himself closely with its interests as a stockholder in the new banking institution. He was the prime mover in the bank, which was legalized under the Federal Laws in 1892 as the Citizens' National Bank. Mr. Jameson has been the cashier ever since the bank's organization.
Mr. Jameson married Jessie Allen, daughter of Frank Allen of Hermitage, Mercer Co., Pa. They have three children: Elizabeth W.; David A.; and Jessie B.
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
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