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Samuel Dwight Brewster
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1851
Bowling Green
Wood County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1920
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

After completing his education, he came to New York City on February 1, 1871, and entered the mercantile house of P. Van Volkenburg and Company. In 1885 he became associated with the Deering, Milliken & Company, and in 1892, was admitted to partnership in that firm. He was prominently identified with the establishment and development of cotton mills throughout the country; particularly in South Carolina and Alabama, where his unerring judgment assisted materially in developing the Southern cotton industry to a high state of efficiency. He continued to take an active part in the affairs of the firm until his death.

He was Deputy Governor of the Mayflower Society, and a member of the Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, Huguenot Society, New England Society, Asiatic Society, Order of Colonial Governors, Union League Club, New York Yacht Club, Nassau County Club, International Garden Club, the New York Historical Society, and the Merchant's Club, of which he was one time president.

Although unidentified with public life, in the eyes of all of his friends he was a great man. Unassuming, yet always coming to the fore when the occasion required, steadfast in his every purpose and the following of his ideals, thorough in his every undertaking, generous, helpful and sound in judgment, he was loved an admired by all who knew him.

According to the Biographical directory of the state of New York, 1900, he was educated at Oberlin College.

The Samuel Dwight Brewster Memorial Scholarship at Princeton University was founded in 1920 by Mrs. Samuel Dwight Brewster in memory of her husband.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Sydney Lyman Brewster (1799 - 1864)
  Catherine Evers Brewster (1818 - 1854)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabel Erskine Parks Brewster (1860 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Sydney Erskine Brewster (1897 - 1926)*
  Warren Dwight Brewster (1901 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Brewster (1832 - 1844)**
  Lucia Withrow Brewster Camp (1834 - 1919)**
  George Brewster (1836 - 1880)**
  William Brewster (1842 - 1850)**
  Samuel Dwight Brewster (1851 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 21, 2009
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Samuel Dwight Brewster
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Samuel Dwight Brewster
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