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Jeffries, Samuel Bolitho, 1884-1953


Biographical Note

Samuel Bolitho Jeffries was born in Frostburg, Maryland, November 28, 1884, to Samuel Bolitho (1834-1906) and Mary Susan Hocking (1846-1924) Jeffries, the youngest of five children. Jeffries married Isabelle Williamson McLuckie (1885-1979) on June 29, 1909, in Frostburg, Maryland. The couple had five children: Samuel B. Jeffries Jr. (b. abt. 1911), Mary Susan (b. abt.1914), Jean J. (b. abt. 1916), Isabelle Williamson Jeffries (later, Pifer) (1919-1933), and William A. Jeffries (1922-2010). Jeffries worked as an engineer for coal companies, eventually ended up as the chief engineer for the Davis Coal and Coke Company and assistant to the president of that firm, while also working in an advisory capacity by the Masteller Coal Company until his retirement from both positions in 1945. Jeffries died February 18, 1953, in Keyser, West Virginia and is buried in Frostburg, Maryland.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Samuel Bolitho Jeffries Diaries

Identifier: Ms-2016-016

The collection contains Samuel Bolitho Jeffries (1884-1953) diaries from 1912-1951 (minus several individual years). These diaries depict both Jeffries' personal life, as well as his career as a civil engineer.

Dates: 1912 - 1951