Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, New York, 第 2 巻
Memorial Publishing Company, 1900 - 234 ページ
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLVI. LOCAL BIOGRAPHY --CONCLUDED. VVID NEILSON MELVIN.--Mr. Melvin lineally descends from Sir James Melvin, page to Mary, Queen of Scots. He is the son of the late David Melvin, a native of Paisley, Scotland, a graduate from the University of Glasgow, and a successful paper and card manufacturer of Oxford, England. He was also a notable figure in the temperance movement in Great Britain. He assisted in organizing the Paisley Youths' Total Abstinence Society in 1832, the first organization of total abstainers from alcoholic beverages in the United Kingdom. When he died he was the only survivor among the original members. He continued to be prominent in this movement up to the time of his death; was a Radical in politics, and was a prominent member of the Congregational Church in Glasgow. Mr. Melvin was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 21,1840, and has been a resident of the United States since 1867. He was educated in private schools and the Andersonian University of Glasgow, Scotland, and served several years as an engineer and draughtsman, with Messrs. Crawhall & Campbell, the eminent engineers and tool makers. A little later he designed fireproof buildings for some of the largest sugar-refining houses in Scotland, as well as machinery for the sugar business in Cuba and the West Indies. He also purchased an interest in paper mills near Oxford, England, and successfully operated them until the abolition of the British tariff on paper made the business unprofitable. He then followed his profession for some time in Manchester and Birmingham, England. DAVID NEILSON MELVIN. Mr. Melvin has been superintendent of the extensive works of the American Linoleum Manufacturing Company, at Linoleumville, in this Borough, since 1874. He enjoys an extensive reputati...
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Three Centubies of Politics
Staten Island Banks
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Social and Beneficial Organizations
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