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David Roller Firestone Jr.1

Male
b. 24 June 1840, d. 25 September 1851


Mother Elizabeth Rice1 b. 19 November 1810, d. 24 March 1884
Father David Roller Firestone1 b. 23 December 1809, d. 25 September 1851
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Family Emeline "Emma" Emerick b. 30 July 1848, d. 23 July 1895
Marriage* 30 June 1872  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Emeline "Emma" Emerick8 
Child  1. Franklin T. "Frank" Firestone b. 1 Feb 1872, d. 13 Mar 1933

Biography*   DAVID R. FIRESTONE, one of , Wayne County's prominent sons, was born in Chester Township, June 24, 1840. His father, David R. Firestone, Sr., was also a native of Wayne County, his parents, John F. and Rachel (Roller) Firestone, coming from Pennsylvania in an early day, and settling near New Pittsburgh. David R. Firestone, Sr., married Miss Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Christian and Catherine (Laufer) Rice, natives of Pennsylvania, who came to Wayne County when she was three years old. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Firestone settled on a farm near New Pittsburgh, where the father died September 25, 1851, aged only forty-two years. The mother survived him many years, her death occurring March 24, 1884. They had a family of eight children: Lydia, John, Rice, David R., Simon, Solomon, Jacob and Peter C. Of these, Rice and Simon are deceased; Lydia is the wife of G. R. Buchanan, in Chester Township; John, Solomon and Peter C. also live in Chester Township, and Jacob is in Medina County.

David R. Firestone, the subject of our notice, remained with his mother on the farm until after the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion, when, in 1862, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio Infantry, and served six months. He was captured at Arkansas Post, and was a prisoner two months ; was then exchanged, and was finally discharged. After his return from the army he remained on the home farm until 1872, when he married Miss Emeline Emrich, daughter of John and Elizabeth Emrich, who came to Wayne County from Pennsylvania in 1854. The mother died September 24, 1883, aged sixty-nine years, and the father now makes his home with Mrs. Firestone, who is his only child. Mr. and Mrs. Firestone have had two children, Franklin T. and one that died in infancy, unnamed. Politically Mr. Firestone is a Democrat; he and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church of Wooster, and he has been one of the deacons for eight years.

They located on the farm where they now live, in 1876, and have made many valuable improvements, until it is now one of the best in Wooster Township. He is progressive and enterprising, and, although but a young man, is one of the most prosperous in the county. In addition to general farming he deals extensively in , stock, making a specialty of cattle and sheep. Mr. Firestone has a large circle of friends, who esteem him for his uprightness of character and strict business integrity. He is one of the trustees of the Children's Home of Wayne County, Ohio.1 
Birth* 24 June 1840  Perry Twp., Wayne Co., OH1,2,3,4 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Chester Township, Series: M432, Roll: 740, Page: 339A, September 14
(enumerated with father, David R Firestone)
36, 174, 176, Firestone, David, 11, M, , , , O(hio), , 1, , ,5 
Death* 25 September 1851  Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH1 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Chester Township, Series: M653, Roll: 1051, Page: 326A, July 19
(enumerated with mother, Elizabeth Firestone)
15, 1072, 1064, Firestone, David, 20, M, , Farm Labor, , , Ohio, , , , ,6 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Chester Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1280, Page: 64B, June 19
(enumerated with mother, Elizabeth Firestone)
02, 231, 230, Firestone, David, 29, M, W, Farmer, , , Ohio, , , , , , , , , 1,7 
Marriage* 30 June 1872  Wayne Co., OH, Principal=Emeline "Emma" Emerick8 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, ED: 239, Series: T9, Roll: 1077, Page: 363B, June 17
13, 169, 181, Firestone, David, W, M, 39, , , , , , , Farmer, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio
14, 169, 181, Firestone, Emina, W, F, 31, , Wife, , , , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Penn
15, 169, 181, Firestone, Franklin, W, M, 7, , Son, , , , , At School, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio9 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, Wooster, ED: 162, Series: T623, Roll: 1332, Page: 121B, June 26
Sheet 11B
68, 224, 225, Firestone, David R, Head, W, M, June, 1840, 59, Wd, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Farmer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, O, F, F, 160
69, 224, 225, Firestone, Frank, Son, W, M, Feb, 1873, 27, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Pennsylvania, , , , Stock Dealer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,10 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Wooster Township, ED: 184, Series: T624, Roll: 1240, Page: 59B, April 23
Sheet 6B
(enumerated with son, Frank T Firestone)
83, 79, 82, Firestone, David R, Father, M, W, 68, Wd, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, Laborer, Experimental Farm, W, , , Yes, Yes, , , , , 2, 1, 0, 011 
Death Cert 24 February 1915  Wooster, Wayne Co., OH, Name: David R. Firestone
Titles:
Death date: 24 Feb 1915
Death place: Wooster, Wayne, Ohio
Birthdate: 24 Jun 1840
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Chester, Wayne, Oh
Age at death: 74 years 8 months
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address:
Occupation: Retired Farmer
Residence: Wooster, Wayne, OH
Burial date: 26 Feb 1915
Burial place: Wooster, Wayne, Oh
Cemetery name:
Spouse's name:
Father's name: David Firestone
Father's titles:
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's name: Elizabeth Rice
Mother's titles:
Mother's birthplace: Penn.
GSU film number: 1983342
Digital GS number: 4021313
Image number: 450
Reference number: fn 11875
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953, Informant=Franklin T. "Frank" Firestone4
Death 24 February 1915  Chester Twp., Wayne Co., OH3,4 
Burial* 26 February 1915  Wooster Cemetery, Wooster, Wayne Co., OH, Inscription: D. R. Firestone
Born June 24, 1840
Died Feby. 24, 19153,4


Citations
  1. [S681] History of Wayne Co., OH, Ben Douglas.
  2. [S3] 1840 U.S. Federal Census , 1840 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S260] Ohio Deaths 1908-1953.
  5. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S429] Wayne Co., OH, Marriage Books 7 - 8 1867-1877, Richard C. Smith.
  9. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.


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