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Buckeye Steel signed by President George Bush's Great Grandfather S.P. Bush
|Beautifully engraved historic Certificate from The Buckeye Steel Castings Company issued
no later than 1927. This historic document was printed by the Edwards
and Franklin Company and has an ornate border around it with the name
of the company in fancy print. This item is hand signed by Samuel
Prescott Bush as its President and is over 77 years old. The
certificate has cancellations through the signature to acknowledge
redemption of the stock.|
The Buckeye Steel Castings Company was incorporated in 1894 as The
Buckeye Malleable Iron & Coupler Company. They changed thie name in
1908. They manufactured steel car couplers for trains, truck bodies,
bolsters, truck fenders, yokes, etc. Their annual out at the time this
certificate was issued was approximately 100,000 tons.
Discussed on CNBC by Bob Kerstein
Buckeye Steel filed for bankruptcy reorganization Dec. 20,2002 along
with its parent company, Buckeye Holdings Inc. It has been out of
operation since Oct. 15, 2002 after its lenders refused to extend its
credit facility. The company was forced to lay off about 700 workers
without pay while it searched for a buyer.
Samuel P. Bush ( Samuel Prescott Bush b. 1863. d. 1948) was the
President of the Buckeye Steel Castings Co. in Columbus, Ohio, makers
of railcar parts from 1907 - 1927. His entire career had been in the
railroad business-- supplying equipment to the Wall Street-owned
railroad systems. Samuel Prescott Bush, was a close adviser to
President Hoover. Samuel P. Bush was also the first president of the
National Association of Manufacturers.
Samuel Prescott Bush was a member of the Stevens Institute of
Technology class of 1884. Bush was on the varsity football and baseball
teams, and belonged to the tennis club and served a term as a director
of the Stevens Athletic Association, all while earning his bachelor's
degree. In the early 1890s, Bush assisted Ohio State football coach
Jack Ryder and helped organize an amateur baseball league in Columbus -
- he played second base on the Pennsylvania Railroad Columbus Shop
team. In 1892 he and two others organized one of Columbus's first
tennis clubs. Later, as a charter member of the Scioto Country Club in
that city, he chaired the club's golf- course construction committee.
Bush, who died in 1948, was a noted industrialist -- railroads and
steel were his businesses -- who also performed extensive civic and
community service. Stevens recognized that service in 1947 by awarding
him an honorary - degree of doctor of engineering.
is the Grandfather of President Bush, the Father of Prescott S. Bush
(Prescott Bush, was a senator and the tallest man in the Senate for
many years) and the Great Grandather of George W. Bush. Samuel married
Flora Sheldon, daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth
Butler, on 20 Jun 1894 in Columbus, OH.
We donated Buckeye Steel
Castings Certificates signed by Samuel Prescott Bush to the Bush Family
Library. Below is a copy of the letter we received from President Bush:
Below is the family tree of President George W. Bush:
Great Grand Parents
Prescott Bush, b. Brick Church, N.J., 4 Oct. 1863, living Franklin Co.,
Ohio, 1920, d. Columbus, Ohio, 8 Feb. 1948 m. Columbus, Ohio, 20 June
1894 Flora Sheldon, b. Franklin Co., Ohio, 17 Mar. 1872, living with
husband Franklin Co., Ohio, 1920, d. "Watch Hill", R.I., 4 Sept. 1920
Sheldon Bush, b. Columbus, Ohio, 15 May 1895, living in St. Louis, Mo.,
in 1920, U.S. Senator from 1952 to 1963, d. New York, N.Y., 8 Oct. 1972
m. Kennebunkport, Maine, 6 Aug. 1921
Dorothy Walker, b. near
Walker's Point, York Co., Me., 1 July 1901, living with parents St.
Louis, Mo., 1920, d. Greenwich, Conn., 19 Nov. 1992
George Herbert Walker Bush, b. Milton, Mass., 12 June 1924, U.S. Vice
President from 1981 to 1989, U.S. President from 1989 to 1993 m. Rye,
N.Y., 6 Jan. 1945
Barbara Pierce, b. Rye, N.Y., 8 June 1925
George Walker Bush, b. New Haven, Conn., 6 July 1946, Governor of Texas,
m. Glass Memorial Chapel, First United Memorial Church, Midland, Texas, 5 Nov. 1977,
Laura Welch, b. Midland, Texas, 4 Nov. 1946, dau. of Harold Bruce Welch and Jenna Louise Hawkins
Buckeye Steel's history:
1881 Murray-Hayden - manufacturing malleable iron products
1883 Munsen Hayden - Murray sells to Munsen
1886 Buckeye Malleable Company
In 1891 Buckeye Automatic Car Coupler Company formed using Buckeye Malleable Company's castings
Buckeye Malleable Iron and Coupler Company formed from the merger of
Buckeye Malleable Company and Buckeye Automatic Car Coupler Company.
1902 Buckeye Malleable Iron and Coupler Company opens new "South Plant"
1903 Buckeye Steel Castings - South Plant renamed after steel production becomes the center of operations.
1917 Buckeye opens forge shop for WWI.
1944 Buckeye begins making armor castings for WWII.
1947 Cushion Ride design begins testings.
1963 Equipment installed to produce cast iron soil pipe.
1964 Universal Hermann Moldmaster installation.
1965 30 ton electric furnace installed.
1967 Buckeye International created due to diversity of the company into plastics, microelectronics.
1980 Division of Worthington Industries
1999 Worthington sells Buckeye
2002 Buckeye Steel filed for bankruptcy reorganization Dec. 20,2002
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