John Frederick Seiberling (1834 - 1903)

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About John Frederick Seiberling

The Story of Stan Hywet

http://mredstanhywet.blogspot.com/

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Birth: 1834, USA

Death: 1903, USA

John F. Seiberling was the head of the Akron, Ohio Street Railroad, the Canton Street Railway, the Zanesville Street Railway and the Akron Car Co. All were city trolley companies in the early 1890s. He was a prominent inventor and industrialist and also headed the Empire Reaper Works and was active in the famous Quaker Oats Co. His sons, Frank A. and Charles founded the Goodyear and Seiberling Rubber Companies and themselves were also active in the A.C.& Y Railroad, later a subsidiary of the Norfolk & Western.

Mr. Seiberling was the inventor and manufacturer of Seiberling streetcar trucks and had hundreds of other patents. He also headed several other companies in the Akron, Ohio area and was active in the Valley Railroad, which was later part of the B&O. He was, himself, not a man of vast financial resources. He relied on his inventive and organizational genius and did very well. He was the protagonist of Tom Walsh during the first "Akron Traction War." He was the son of Nathan Seiberling and Catherine (Peter) Seiberling. He married Catherine L. (Miller) and they lived at 528 W. Market St. in Akron, Ohio. Their children were:

Anna

Ruth

Franklin Augustus

Charles Willard.

Son Franklin went on to co-found the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and he founded also the Seiberling Rubber Co.

OTHER BUSINESS VENTURES OF JOHN SEIBERLING>

Excelsior Mower & Reaper Works:1861.

The Academy of Music.

Akron Strawboard Co.:1871.

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Read the story that I wrote about the Seiberlings and their Akron estate, Stan Hywet Hall.

http://mredstanhywet.blogspot.com/


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Spouse:
 Catherine Seiberling (1836 - 1911)

 

Burial:

Glendale Cemetery

Akron

Summit County

Ohio, USA

Plot: Family plot-Sec. 19, corner lot


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Record added: Mar 21, 2001

Find A Grave Memorial# 5307272


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John F. Seiberling was the head of the Akron, Ohio Street Railroad, the Canton Street Railway, the Zanesville Street Railway and the Akron Car Co. All were city trolley companies in the early 1890s. He was a prominent inventor and industrialist and also headed the Empire Reaper Works and was active in the famous Quaker Oats Co. His sons, Frank A. and Charles founded the Goodyear and Seiberling Rubber Companies and themselves were also active in the A.C.& Y Railroad, later a subsidiary of the Norfolk & Western.

Mr. Seiberling was the inventor and manufacturer of Seiberling streetcar trucks and had hundreds of other patents. He also headed several other companies in the Akron, Ohio area and was active in the Valley Railroad, which was later part of the B&O. He was, himself, not a man of vast financial resources. He relied on his inventive and organizational genius and did very well. He was the protagonist of Tom Walsh during the first "Akron Traction War."

He was the son of Nathan Seiberling and Catherine (Peter) Seiberling. He married Catherine L. (Miller) and they lived at 528 W. Market St. in Akron, Ohio. 
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