Biography, Timothy Walker Brewster


Timothy Walker Brewster died on March 8, 1920 at Clinton, New York. He was born at Walnut Hills, Ohio, May 22, 1850, and was fitted for College at E. F. Bliss’s Classical School, Cincinnati.

Soon after graduation he was engaged in the business of manufacture of pig iron in Kentucky, and in 1877 helped to organize the Mount Savage Furnace Co. in Carter County, Ky. His ability in handling men, and his increasing knowledge of the business, gave him steady promotion. From Mount Savage Furnace he was called to the Ashland Iron & Milling Co., and then to take charge of a furnace at Birmingham, Ala., where he was picked out as a young man of promise by Andrew Carnegie, whose success was based on the use of the best men and the best appliances in making iron, and it was not long after Walker went to the Carnegie furnaces at McKeesport that he confirmed Mr. Carnegie’s wisdom in the selection of the men who did his work for him.

When Walker was still a young man, he began to suffer for rheumatism, and while he was enjoying his greatest successes acute and persistent inflammatory rheumatism gradually so crippled and disabled him that he was obligated finally to retire from active business, and he never regained his health.

He was married, on June 19, 1895, to Miss Nelle Augusta Brown of Aurora, Ill., who survives him with his brother, Dr. Edward W. Walker, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and his two sisters, Miss Annie Walker and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth.

Source: Harvard Graduates’ Magazine (Boston, Massachusetts), volume 28, 1991-1920: pages 668-669.

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