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Title Residence of Samuel P Shur 219 and 221 N Sandusky (corner of Lincoln Ave)
Date 1891
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Shur, Samuel P.
Place Ohio/Delaware County/City of Delaware/Sandusky Street/North/219-221
Description Residence of Samuel Porter Shur 219 and 221 North Sandusky (corner of Lincoln Avenue)

Mr. Shur was in the dry goods business in Delaware until 1901, at which time he became affiliated with the Deposit Banking Co. This bank was organized in 1868 and in 1890 was incorporated as a state bank.

Samuel Porter Shur, for thirty years president of the Delaware Deposit Banking Co., lived in this large brick home which still stands at the northwest corner of Lincoln and Sandusky Streets. This house was almost the same exterior, but has been converted into a number of apartments.

Mr. Shur was born in Knox County, Ohio, in 1826, one of eleven children. His parents were Jacob and Margaret (Porter) Shur. The Shur family, one of the most prominent and wealthy families of Delaware, had also been on importance in Knox County.

Samuel Shur, who was educated in the district school, left his father's farm in 1842 and became a clerk in a dry goods store in Chesterville. He remained there eight years, then went into business in Cardington, Ohio, after which he had a dry goods store in Caledonia. From there he moved to Marseilles where he was in business eight years before coming to Delaware.

Mr. Shur was in the dry goods business in Delaware until 1901, at which time he became affiliated with the Deposit Banking Co. This bank was organized in 1868 and in 1890 was incorporated as a state bank. A conservative bank, it listed as its officers the following: Samuel P. Shur, president; C. Riddle, vice president; R. M. Avery, cashier; R. G. Lybrand, W. R. Carpenter, E. J. Healy, George W. Jones.

Mr. Shur married Emily T. Truesdale, daughter of Stephen Truesdale. Their children were: Ida May, who married Edward Welch of Delaware, and Harry Clyde who went into the hotelbusiness in Minnesota. Mr. Shut was a Republican and a member of the Masonic Order.
Subjects
Houses -- Ohio -- Delaware
Photographer W.B.Kimball
Catalog Number 1808.01.015j