Beautifully engraved Certificate from the famous Buckeye Steel Castings Company
in 1929. This historic document was printed by the Edwards and Franklin Printing Company and has an
ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the company's president , J.C. Whitridge and is
over 86 years old. Punch cancelled.
The Buckeye Steel Castings Company was a manufacturer of steel castings that was formed in 1880. The company manufactures a wide range of casting sizes and shapes - including products for railroad, mass transit, industrial applications such as steel mills, earthmoving and a variety of markets.
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 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 Grandfather of George W. Bush. Samuel married Flora Sheldon, daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler, on 20 Jun 1894 in Columbus, OH.
Below is the family tree of former President George W. Bush and John Ellis "Jeb" Bush :
Great Grand Parents
Samuel 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
Prescott 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
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Jeb Bush is the only Republican, and the third person of any party, to serve two full four-year terms as Governor of Florida.
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
1894 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 closes Dec. 20,2002
This is an extraordinary and historic item.