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 Samuel Augustus Weller

Samuel Augustus Weller

Birth
Fultonham, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Oct 1925 (aged 74)
District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA
Plot Mausoleum
Memorial ID 5850777 · View Source
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Son of Jacob and Mary (Fulton) Weller. Married Herminnie C. Pickens on 11 Jan 1885 in Muskingum County, OH. Father of Louise b. 23 Jul 1896 and Ethel E. b. 26 Jul 1898. Founder and president of the S.A. Weller Pottery Company in Zanesville, OH.

S. A. WELLER CALLED BY DEATH
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Wealthy Zanesville Pottery Manufacturer Died in Washington Sunday
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Samuel A. Weller, aged 74, one of Zanesville's most prominent citizens and leading pottery manufacturers, died in a private sanitarium in Washington D.C. Sunday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered while on a business trip to the National capital. His wife and two daughters were at his bedside when he died. His son-in-law, Frederick Grant, was also present.
Mr. Weller was one of the pioneer pottery manufacturers of Ohio, and started his business career in Fultonham on a small scale, removing to Zanesville in 1882. Besides his pottery interests, Mr. Weller was also a large realty holder, included among which is the Weller theater, one of the finest structures of the kind in the state. He was rated as a millionaire.
Mr. Weller was a member of the Grace M. E. church and was affiliated with the Elks and Zane club.
Surviving him are his widow and two daughters, one sister, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

(Copied from the Zanesville Times Recorder).

REMAINS OF S. A. WELLER ARRIVE FROM WASHINGTON EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON
The death of Samuel A. Weller, aged 74, millionaire pottery manufacturer, owner of the Weller potteries, and one of Zanesville's most widely known and prominent citizens, occured in a private sanitarium in Washington, D.C., at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon following an illness from paralysis. He was stricken while on a business trip to Washington and since that time his decline has been gradual. His wife and two daughters were at his bedside when he died. His son-in-law, Frederick Grant, was also present.
The body arrived in this city at 1:16 o'clock Monday afternoon and was taken to the late home, Sixth and Market streets, where the funeral will be held. Arrangements for the obsequies have not yet been completed.
Mr. Weller was one of the pioneer pottery manufacturers of Ohio and started his business career in Fultonham, where he manufactured pottery on a small scale and sold it on the road. He came to Zanesville in 1882 and leased a frame building on Second street which he used as a warehouse. About six years later he moved his factory to the Muskingum river bank at the foot of Pierce street in Putnam, and a short time later, because of his growing business, was forced to seek a larger location.
In 1890, Mr. Weller purchased the old Putnam show grounds and erected a new plant, which is now the site of his present Putnam plant. In the new quarters he started the manufacture of jardiniers, hanging baskets, umbrella stands and other articles of art pottery and was again forced to enlarge the plant in 1893 and 1894.
Following the completion of the new addition Mr. Weller started the manufacturing of the now famous Lonhuda and Louwelsa art wares. This ware has an international reputation and is known throughout the civilized world.
In May 1895, almost the entire Putnam plant was destroyed by fire and was one of the greatest blazes ever fought by the Zanesville fire department. Despite his heavy loss, Mr. Weller started rebuilding immediately and by October of the same year pottery was being manufactured in the new plant.
Because of his increasing business Mr. Weller found it necessary to branch out and a few years ago purchased the Sharon avenue plant of the old American Encaustic Tiling Co., which he has since operated. He later purchased the Zanesville Art Pottery plant on Wheeling avenue, near Greenwood cemetery and for a number of years had been manufacturing high class art pottery at these plants.
Mr. Weller was one of Zanesville's progressive citizens and showed his faith in Zanesville by being one of the largest realty holders in the city. among his holding is the Weller theatre, which is one of the finest structures of its kind in Ohio. He was also a director of the Old Citizens National Bank and financially interested in many other enterprises here.
Mr. Weller was a member of the Grace M. E. church and was affiliated with the B.P.O. Elks, the Zane club and the Zanesville Golf club.
Surviving him are his widow and two daughters; Mrs. Frederick Grant and Mrs. Louise Reilly all of this city; one sister, Mrs. Noah Tanner of Brighton boulevard; two grandchildren; Patricia Bell Grant and Ethel Louise Reilly, of this city, and by several nieces and nephews.

(Copied from the Zanesville Signal, Monday, October 5, 1925).

WELLER FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY AT FAMILY HOME
Funeral services for the late Samuel A. Weller, millionaire Zanesville manufacturer, who died at Washington, D.C., Sunday afternoon will be conducted at the family home at Sixth and Market streets, at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. DeLoyd Finley Wood, pastor of Grace M. E. church, officiating. Friends may attend the services at the home. Interment will be made in the mausoleum at Woodlawn cemetery.
The honorary pallbearers at the services will be Hon. H. C. Van Voorhis, Joseph Bagley, C. H. Taylor of New York, Peter Black, Attorney E. F. O'Neal, C. M. Ludman, Dr. J. M. Fassig and Dr. W. A. Melick.
The acting pallbearers have been chosen from the men affiliated with Mr. Weller in the business of the Wellery pottery and are Walter Gitter, Paul M. Phillips of Boston, W. C. Hughes, Edgar E. Bagley, William Alberts of New York, W. S. Redfield of Chicago, A. L. Gable and H. A. Bash.

(Copied from the Zanesville Signal, Tuesday, October 6, 1925).

WELLER FUNERAL WAS CONDUCTED HERE WEDNESDAY
The funeral of Samual A. Weller, Zanesville manufacturer, who died in Washington, D. C., was conducted at the late home, North Sixth street, at 2 o'clock wednesday afternoon and was largely attended. The services were in charge of Rev. D. F. Wood, pastor of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church and the body was placed in the mausoleum at Woodlawn cemetery. The services at the mausoleum were private.
At 8 o'clock Tuesday night members of Zanesville lodge, B.P.O. Elks, went to the Weller home where they held their ritualistic services.
Those from out of the city who came here for the funeral were Mrs. Frank Nau and daughter, Miss Ermine, of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Henrietta Gochenour of Indiana and Levi Burgess of Cincinnati.

(Copied from the Zanesville Signal, Wednesday, October 7, 1925).



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  • Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
  • Added: 17 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5850777
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Augustus Weller (12 Apr 1851–4 Oct 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5850777, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Robert "Rob" Weller (contributor 46505507) .