Alexander Brown Nevin, I

Alexander Brown Nevin, I

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Oct 1921 (aged 71)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 117443346 · View Source
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Son of Theodore H. and Hannah Irwin Nevin, buried at Pensacola, Florida. First husband of Sophronia Elizabeth Harbaugh (Apr 1854, PA-Jan 1933, CA, she married William Stanton 1832-1922, CA after her marriage to Alexander Nevin). Father of William Harbaugh Nevin (1876, PA-1920) and Hannah Irwin Nevin (1879, PA-1954, CA).
Thanks to member Cheryl Cartwright for the following info gleaned from Yale Obituaries:
Alexander Brown Nevin, B.A. 1874
Born October 3, 1850, in Allegheny City, Pa. Died October 10, 1921, in Pensacola, Fla
Alexander Brown Nevin was born in Allegheny City, Pa., October 3, 1850, the son of Theodore Hugh and Hannah (Irwin) Nevin. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. His father, who was for many years president of the First National Bank of Allegheny, was the son of John and Martha (McCracken) Nevin, and a descendant of Daniel Nevin, who came to the Cumberland Valley from Ireland prior to 1770 and who was a Private in the Cumberland County Militia during the Revolutionary War. His mother was the daughter of John and Hannah (Taylor) Irwin. She traced her ancestry to John Irwin, who came from Ireland in 1772, fought throughout the Revo- lution as a Captain in the Second Pennsylvania Regiment, and settled in Pittsburgh in 1791.
His preparation for college was received at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. At Yale he played on the University Baseball Team for four years, being captain of the team in 1873. He was also a member of the Class Baseball Team, and served on the managing committee for the Gymnastic Exhibition held in Junior year for the benefit of the Yale Navy. In the Intercollegiate Track Meet at Saratoga in 1874, he won the hundred-yard dash, although he had slipped and fallen when the pistol was fired He sang on the Class Glee Club in his Freshman year
He was employed as a teller in the First National Bank in Allegheny until June, 1875, wnen ne became connected with T H Nevin & Company, white lead manufacturers in Pitts- burgh A year later he returned to the employ of the First National Bank as assistant cashier, remaining in this position for sixteen years He then went West and after a year of travel settled in Pensacola, Fla., his home during the remainder of his life. For ten years he acted as agent for a large estate there. He was a member of the Sewickley (Pa.) Presbyterian Church.
Mr Nevin died very suddenly, of paralysis, in Pensacola, October 10, 1921, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.
He was married October 14, 1875, m Sewickley, to Sophro- ma E y daughter of William and Sophia (Thorn) Harbaugh. They were divorced in 1902. Their son, William Harbaugh (M E Cornell 1900), the Class Boy of 1874, died June 19, 1920, but the daughter, Hannah Irwin (Mrs. Roy A. Shaw), is living Mr Nevin also leaves a granddaughter, Sophronia ft H Shaw, a brother, Franklin T. Nevin, and a sister, Mrs J B Booth He was a cousin of the late Alexander S. Irwin, ex-Jj$>and an uncle of the late Theodore H. Nevin, '03 S.


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  • Created by: Riann
  • Added: 21 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117443346
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Brown Nevin, I (3 Oct 1850–10 Oct 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117443346, citing Sewickley Cemetery, Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Riann (contributor 47564075) .