Anthony C. Carlin

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Anthony C. Carlin

Tonduff, County Donegal, Ireland
Death 20 Aug 1938 (aged 81)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 30 Lot 360 Grave 3
Memorial ID 41285358 · View Source
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The Carlin family owned several commercial properties along Euclid Avenue, in Cleveland, Ohio, including the now-demolished Carlin mansion at 3233 Euclid Ave. Anthony founded the Viaduct Foundry, later Standard Foundry and Manufacturing Co., and Standard Steel Range Co., and the Anthony Carlin Rivet Factory.

A letter about Anthony from The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, built 1928, Valley of the River Finn
Co. Donegal
Tel: +353 (0)74 21208 At the conclusion of the ceremonies, the then parish priest, Rev. John Murray, thanked all the benefactors of the new Church. He expressed deep gratitude to Mr Anthony Carlin, formerly of Tonduff, who had made good in Cleveland, Ohio, and who had donated the beautiful High Altar and marble reredos (ornamental screen, covering the back of an altar). This gentleman's generosity was not confined to his native parish - he was also benefactor to many churches in the land of his adoption - and had bestowed upon him by the Pope the singular honour of 'Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great'. There is a stone plaque in the Sanctuary area of the Church commemorating his beneficence. (Pictured right)It may be of interest to recall the text of Mr. Anthony Carlin's telegram received by the parish priest on that occasion. It seems to throw much light on the character of the man. It read:"As an exile from Erin's green isle, I send my tenderest love to the clergy and people of my native parish, and pray that you join my heart's love with the Altar, as a Gift to Our Divine Master and Blessed Mother, and offer it up on the day of Consecration as a proof of my undying gratitude for my Irish Faith, until all are united about Heaven's own Altar - with the sons and heroes in the land of eternal peace." This tablet bears record that Anthony Carlin Esq., Cleveland, Ohio, USA, a native of Tonduff in this parish, being solicitous for the glory of God and the beauty of His dwelling on Earth, did donate this High Altar and reredos and asks for himself, family deceased, parents and relatives, the prayers of the people.

Cleveland Press Articles About the Old Neighborhood
Irish Helped Develop Iron and Steel Here
100 Years of Nationalities in Cleveland, 38th of a Series
by Theodore Andrica
Cleveland Press, February 13, 1951

Among the Irish pioneers of Cleveland there were several who left a lasting imprint on the growth of manufacturing.
Anthony Carlin and David J. Champion, who pioneered in rivet making, belonged to this category of Irish early settlers. Both married daughters of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Daly, one of the earliest Irish families in Cleveland.

Anthony Carlin was born at Tonduff, county of Donegal, Ireland in 1857. At the age of 15, in 1872 he came to Cleveland and learned the practical side of the iron foundry business.

In 1881 he established a concern named the Viaduct Foundry, employing bug a few men. Soon thereafter he enlarged his plant and in 1885 his enterprise became known as the Standard Foundry & Mfg. Co.

To it he added in 1897 the Standard Steel Range and in 1900 he completed the concern by merging the Standard Register Co. By this time the Carlin plant employed 400 men. In 1918 the firm was incorporated as the Anthony Carlin Rivet Works, 2717 E. 75th St. The founder of the firm died in 1938.

His sons, John and Clarence directed the rivet-making operations until a year and a half ago when the plant was sold. The Carlin family's interests today are mostly in real estate.

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