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Harvey Samuel Firestone1,2

Male
b. 20 December 1868, d. 7 February 1938


Father Benjamin Firestone1,2 b. 19 November 1831, d. 8 May 1904
Mother Catherine A. Flickinger1,2 b. 13 May 1838
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Idabelle Smith b. 10 November 1873, d. 7 July 1954
Marriage* 20 November 1895  Principal=Idabelle Smith2,6 
Children  1. Harry H. Firestone b. 12 Apr 1897 or 15 Apr 1897, d. 16 Apr 1897
  2. Harvey Samuel Firestone Jr. b. 20 Apr 1898, d. 1 Jun 1973
  3. Russell Allen Firestone b. 3 Dec 1901
  4. Leonard Kimball Firestone b. 2 Jun 1907 or 10 Jun 1907, d. 24 Dec 1996
  5. Raymond Christy Firestone b. 6 Sep 1908, d. 9 Sep 1994
  6. Roger Stanley Firestone b. 25 Jun 1912, d. 28 Jan 1970
  7. Elizabeth Idabelle Firestone b. 18 May 1914, d. 12 Feb 1941

Biography   Firestone, Harvey Samuel

Biography from Chambers Biographical Dictionary (1997)
(c) Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd

Firestone, Harvey Samuel
1868-1938

US industrialist. Born in Columbiana, Ohio, he started by selling solid rubber carriage tyres in Chicago and in 1900 he founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, with a $10,000 investment which gave him half interest. The company grew to be one of the biggest industrial corporations in the USA. He pioneered the pneumatic tyre for the Ford Model T, non-skid treads, and tyres for farm tractors and motor trucks. To break the monopolistic power of rubber growers in Southeast Asia he started rubber plantations in Liberia in 1924.



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Biography*  
Firestone, Harvey Samuel

Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868–1938, American industrialist, manufacturer of rubber products, b. Columbiana co., Ohio. The son of a prosperous farmer, Harvey Firestone began to manufacture rubber tires in 1896. He organized (1900) the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and rapidly became a leader of the rubber industry, with various properties over the world. By 1926 he leased a 1,000,000-acre (404,686-hectare) rubber plantation in Liberia to control the output of raw rubber needed in his factories.



Harvey Samuel Firestone (December 20, 1868 - February 7, 1938) was one of a handful of entrepreneurs who in the early 20th century made the U.S. the world's industrial giant.



Born in the small town of Columbiana, Ohio, Firestone worked for a buggy company before starting his own company in 1890, making rubber tires for carriages.



In 1904 Firestone joined Henry Ford to make rubber tires for the newly popular automobiles. In 1900 he created the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, which became one of the world's largest companies. Firestone was concerned both with the manufacture of tires and with securing supplies of rubber from trees: At one point, the company had a rubber plantation in Liberia that covered more than 4,000 km² (1 million acres).



Firestone, Ford and Thomas Edison were generally considered the three leaders in American industry at the time, and often worked and vacationed together.



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Birth* 20 December 1868  Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH1,2,4 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1183, Page: 108B, July 23
(enumerated with father, Benjamin Firestone)
39, 572, 586, Firestone, H Samuel, 2, M, W, Keeping House, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , ,1 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Columbiana County, Fairfield Township, ED: 47, Series: T9, Roll: 1001, Page: 331B, June 2
(enumerated with father, Benj Firestone)
18, 34, 34, Firestone, Harvey S, W, M, 11, , Son, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio5 
Marriage* 20 November 1895  Principal=Idabelle Smith2,6 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, Akron, Ward 2, ED: 60, Series: T623, Roll: 1323, Page: 76A, June 12
Sheet 11A, 200 Fir Street
07, 194, 237, Firestone, Harvey S, Head, W, M, Dec 1870, 29, M, 4, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Foreman Rubber Factory, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, R, , H,
08, 194, 237, Firestone, Ida B, Wife, W, F, Nov 1874, 25, M, 4, 1, 1, Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
09, 194, 237, Firestone, Jr Harvey, Son, W, M, Apr 1848, 2, S, , , , Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
10, 194, 237, Ameo, Dolly, Servant, W, F, Aug 1885, 14, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Germany, , , , Servant, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,7 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Ward 2, ED: 128, Series: T624, Roll: 1233, Page: 137B, April 15
Sheet 13B, 46 Fir Street
69, 244, 257, Firestone, Harvey S, Head, M, W, 41, M1, 14, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, President, Rubber Co, Emp, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, 10, 0, 9, 4
70, 244, 257, Firestone, Ida B, Wife, F, W, 35, M1, 14, 1, 1, Minnesota, New York, Michigan, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
71, 244, 257, Firestone, Harvey S Jr, Son, M, W, 11, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , , , ,
72, 244, 257, Firestone, Russell A, Son, M, W, 8, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , , , None, , , , , , , Yes, , , , , , ,
73, 244, 257, Firestone, Leonard R, Son, M, W, 2, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , , , None, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
74, 244, 257, Firestone, Raymond C, Son, M, W, 1 9/12, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , , , None, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
75, 244, 257, Firestone, Katherine, Neice, F, W, 19, S, , , , Iowa, Ohio, United States, , , English, Clerical Work, Rubber Co, W, , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , , 10, 7, 9, 4
76, 244, 257, Smith, Eliza B, Mother-in-Law, F, W, 67, Wd, , 4, 2, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
77, 244, 257, Sautworth, Cora, Nurse, F, W, 47, S, , , , Ohio, Connecticut, Connecticut, , , English, Nurse, Private Family, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
78, 244, 257, Mack, Delia, Servant, F, W, 40, S, , , , New York, United States, United States, , , English, Servant, Private Family, W, No, 0, Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,6 
(Informant) Death Cert 7 December 1914  Columbiana Co., OH, Name: Lincoln Firestone
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 07 Dec 1914
Death Place: Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio
Birth Date: 16 Aug 1895
Estimated Birth Year:
Birthplace: Illinois
Death Age: 19 years 3 months 21 days
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Race or Color: Caucasian
Street Address:
Occupation:
Residence: Columbiana, Columbiana, Ohio
Burial Date: 09 Dec 1914
Burial Place: Columbiana, Ohio
Cemetery Name:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Elmer Firestone
Father's Title & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: May Costello
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Film Number: 1983286
Digital Folder Number: 4021675
Image Number: 2182
Certificate Number: fn 64766
Collection: Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, Principal=Abraham Lincoln Firestone8
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, Akron, Ward 8, ED: 231, Series: T625, Roll: 1438, Page: 259A, January 13
Sheet 9A, West Market Street
14, 243, 185, Firestone, Harvey, Head, O, F, M, W, 51, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Michigan, , Michigan, , Yes, President, Rubber Co, Em,
15, 243, 185, Firestone, Idabell, Wife, , , F, W, 45, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Michigan, , Michigan, , Michigan, , Yes, None, , ,
16, 243, 185, Firestone, Harvey, Son, , , M, W, 21, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Illinois, , Ohio, , Michigan, , Yes, None, , ,
17, 243, 185, Firestone, Russell A, Son, , , M, W, 18, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Michigan, , Yes, None, , ,
18, 243, 185, Firestone, Kimball K, Son, , , M, W, 12, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Michigan, , Yes, None, , ,
19, 243, 185, Firestone, Raymond C, Son, , , M, W, 11, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Michigan, , Yes, None, , ,
20, 243, 185, Firestone, Roger C, Son, , , M, W, 7, S, , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Michigan, , , None, , ,
21, 243, 185, Firestone, Elizabeth, Daughter, , , F, W, 5, S, , , , , , , Ohio, , Ohio, , Michigan, , , None, , ,
22, 243, 185, Hyde, Daisy, Housekeeper, , , F, W, 47, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, New York, , New York, , New York, , Yes, Housekeeper, Private Family, W,
23, 243, 185, Sudenhotter, Evelyn, Governess, , , F, W, 29, S, 1915, Na, , , Yes, Yes, England, English, Germany, German, England, English, Yes, Governess, Private Family, W,
24, 243, 185, Cloder, Agnes, Nurse, , , F, W, 30, S, 1910, Na, , , Yes, Yes, Scotland, Scotch, Scotland, Scotch, Scotland, Scotch, Yes, Nurse, Private Family, W,
25, 243, 185, Graham, Henrietta, Servant, , , F, W, 33, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, California, , Scotland, Scotch, Scotland, Scotch, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
26, 243, 185, Naneth, Laura, Servant, , , F, W, 21, S, 1910, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Hungary, German, Ireland, Irish, Hungary, German, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
27, 243, 185, Schewechler, Thomas, Servant, , , M, W, 63, M, 1902, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Austria, German, Austria, German, Austria, German, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
28, 243, 185, Svenn, Susan, Chambermaid, , , F, W, 37, S, 1906, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Ireland, Irish, Ireland, Irish, Ireland, Irish, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
29, 243, 185, Cousuis, John, Servant, , , M, W, 19, S, , , , No, Yes, Yes, Pennsylvania, , Russia, Russian, Russia, Russian, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
30, 243, 185, Sullivan, Agnes, Housemaid, , , F, W, 48, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Massachusetts, , Ireland, Irish, Ireland, Irish, Yes, Housemaid, Private Family, W,
31, 243, 185, Dvish, Anna, Servant, , , F, W, 30, S, 1892, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Findland, Finnish, Findland, Finnish, Findland, Finnish, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
32, 243, 185, Hayes, Hanna, Servant, , , F, W, 33, S, 1912, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Scotland, Scotch, Ireland, Irish, Ireland, Irish, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
33, 243, 185, McGuygan, Gene, Servant, , , F, W, 31, S, 1912, Al, , , Yes, Yes, California, , Ireland, Irish, Scotland, Scotch, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
34, 243, 185, Prentice, Sidney, Houseman, , , M, W, 36, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Yes, Houseman, Private Family, W,
35, 243, 185, Sinclair, Ida A, Servant, , , F, W, 31, S, 1918, Al, , , Yes, Yes, Scotland, Scotch, Scotland, Scotch, Scotland, Scotch, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
36, 243, 185, Whitgid, Sophia, Servant, , , F, W, 19, S, 1919, Na, 1919, No, Yes, Yes, England, English, England, English, England, English, Yes, Servant, Private Family, W,
37, 243, 185, Spinney, Henry, Servant, , , M, W, 33, S, , , , , Yes, Yes, New Hampshire, , New Hampshire, , Canada, English, Yes, Butler, Private Family, W,
38, 243, 185, Burters, Fred, Poultryman, , , M, W, 52, W, 1905, Na, 1918, , Yes, Yes, England, English, England, English, England, English, Yes, Poultryman, Private Family, W,9 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, Ohio, Summit County, Akron Township, Akron, Ward 8, ED: 77-146, Series: T626, Roll: 1880, Page: 261B, April 10
Sheet 19B, Block 39, West Market Road, Harbel Manor
87, 202, 203, Firestone, Harvey S, Head, O, 500000, R, No, M, W, 61, M, 26, No, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , 59, , , , , Yes, President, Rubber Co, 7265, E, Yes, , No, ,
88, 202, 203, Firestone, Idabelle, Wife-H, , , , No, F, W, 55, M, 21, No, Yes, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, , 65, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
89, 202, 203, Firestone, Leonard K, Son, , , , No, M, W, 22, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , No, ,
90, 202, 203, Firestone, Raymond C, Son, , , , No, M, W, 21, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , No, ,
91, 202, 203, Firestone, Roger S, Son, , , , No, M, W, 17, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
92, 202, 203, Firestone, Elizabeth, Daughter, , , , No, F, W, 15, S, , Yes, Yes, Ohio, Ohio, Minnesota, , 59, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,
93, 202, 203, Thompson, John R, Stewart, , , , No, M, W, 42, S, , No, Yes, England, England, England, English, 00, 00, v, 1925, Al, Yes, Stewart, Private House, 6v96, W, Yes, , Yes, WW,
94, 202, 203, Dybdall, Helen, Cook, , , , No, F, W, 35, S, , No, Yes, Norway, Norway, Norway, English, 00, 05, v, 1923, Na, Yes, Cook, Private House, 6096, W, No, 17, , ,
95, 202, 203, Arnott, Annie, Cook, , , , No, F, W, 48, S, , No, Yes, Wales, Wales, Wales, English, 00, 02, v, 1920, Na, Yes, Cook, Private House, 6096, W, Yes, , , ,
96, 202, 203, Rankin, Margaret, Maid, , , , No, F, W, 48, S, , No, Yes, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, English, 00, 01, v, Un, Na, Yes, Maid, Private House, 9596, W, Yes, , , ,
97, 202, 203, Bates, Charles R, Houseman, , , , No, F, W, 26, S, , No, Yes, West Virginia, West Virginia, West Virginia, , 75, , , , , Yes, Houseman, Private House, 9596, W, Yes, , No, ,10 
Death* 7 February 1938  Harbel Villa, Miami Beach, Miami-Dade Co., FL2,4 
Burial* after 7 February 1938  Columbiana Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH2 

Citations
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  2. [S85] Firestone Genealogy - 1957, George Ely Russell.
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  10. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.


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