Samuel H. Blosser

Samuel H. Blosser

Birth
Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Oct 1945 (aged 89)
Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 67719717 · View Source
Suggest Edits

HARRISONBURG, Oct. 3- Samuel H. Blosser, whose experiments in developing artificial methods of hatching eggs gained him wide renown, died at his home at Dayton yesterday. He had been ill for a week and would have celebrated his ninetieth birthday today.
Blosser began his experiments by testing the body heat of hatching hens and then devising a combination hot water tank and container for eggs to keep the eggs at a steady incubating temperature.
In 1886 he fashioned a successful incubator, replica of which was displayed by the state of Virginia at the World Poultry Congress in the United States in 1939.
He founded the Blosser Hatchery near Dayton in 1911 and operated the firm until his retirement a few years ago.
He was born in Harrisonburg Oct. 3, 1855.
The following children survive: Amos H. Blosser, Dayton; Ernest D. Blosser, Archbold, Ohio; Peter Blosser, Wauseon, Ohio; Samuel O. Blosser, New Hope; Jones E. Blosser, Dayton; Fred P. Blosser, Dayton; Mrs. Emanuel Hartman (Mattie), Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Crist Cupp (Lizzie), Nappanee, Indiana; Mrs. E. O. Layman (Kattie), Dayton; Mrs. Mervin Shull (Priscilla), Dayton.
The following children preceded their father in death: Mrs. William Keyton (Lydia), Mrs. Leslie Shifflette (Fannie) and Miss Ida Susan Blosser.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 from the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, of which he was a member.

Waynesboro News Virginian-date of paper: October 3, 1945


Family Members

Spouse

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: JLB
  • Added: 31 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67719717
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel H. Blosser (3 Oct 1855–2 Oct 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67719717, citing Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dayton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by JLB (contributor 47105907) .