Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1882-1960

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The Samuel Livingston Mather family of Cleveland, Ohio descends from Samuel Mather (1745-1809), a shareholder and member of the first board of directors of the Connecticut Land Company. His son, also named Samuel Mather (1771-1854), was also a shareholder of the Connecticut Land Company. One of his sons, Samuel Livingston Mather (1817-1890), settled in Cleveland in 1843. In 1847, he was one of the founders of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company (later the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company). His youngest son, William Gwinn Mather (1857-1951) later became president of the company. Samuel Livingston Mather's oldest son, Samuel Mather (1851-1931) helped found a rival iron ore firm, Pickands, Mather, and Company. He married Flora Stone, by whom he had four children, the oldest of which was Samuel Livingston Mather (1882-1960). Named for his grandfather, he graduated from Yale University in 1905, and began working for Cleveland-Cliffs. He also served on the boards of the Otis Steel Company, Cleveland Trust Company, the Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company, and the Lamson and Sessions Company. He was an active philanthropist, particularly interested in his alma mater, Yale, and the Holden Arboretum in Geauga County, Ohio. He oversaw the operation of his farm located near Mentor, Ohio, known as Mountain Glen Farm. He was first married to Grace Harman, and secondly to Alice Keith. He had two daughters, Flora Stone (husband Robert C. Hosmer Jr.) and Elizabeth (husband S. Sterling McMillan).

From the description of Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, series IX: ledgers, 1906-1959 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 48909258

From the description of Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, 1850-1960. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 43721157

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creatorOf Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1882-1960. Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, series IX: ledgers, 1906-1959 [microform]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1882-1960. Samuel Livingston Mather family papers, 1850-1960. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Mather family papers, 1834-1967. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
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associatedWith Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Bessemer Limestone and Cement Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cleveland Trust Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Holden Arboretum. corporateBody
associatedWith Hosmer, Flora Stone Mather. person
associatedWith Lake Erie Bolt and Nut Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lake Erie Bolt and Nut Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lake Shore Realty Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lake Shore Realty Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lamson and Sessions Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Lamson and Sessions Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mather family. family
associatedWith Mather family. family
associatedWith Mather, Flora Stone, 1852-1909. person
associatedWith Mather, Samuel, 1771-1854. person
associatedWith Mather, Samuel, 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Mather, Samuel Livingston, 1817-1890. person
associatedWith Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951. person
associatedWith McMillan, Elizabeth Mather. person
associatedWith Mentone Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentone Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Harbor Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Harbor Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Harbor Yacht Club Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Harbor Yacht Club Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Marsh Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mentor Marsh Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Mountain Glen Farm. corporateBody
associatedWith Mountain Glen Farm. corporateBody
associatedWith Munising Paper Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Munising Paper Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Thompson Products, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
associatedWith Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio--Lake County
Ohio--Lake County
Ohio--Cleveland
Ohio--Cleveland
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Businessmen
Farms
Family farms
Iron industry and trade
Philanthropists
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Birth 1882

Death 1960

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