Samuel A. Lloyd
Three names closely connected with the history of the Great Lakes are William A., Mark A. and Samuel A. Lloyd, three brothers, all of whom have taken an active part in marine work for many years. Of these, the last, Samuel A. Lloyd, was employed many years as a marine engineer, but for time has been employed in Cleveland, as foreman in the establishment known as the Cleveland Block Company. He was born February 26, 1852, in Westminster, Canada, and is the son of William and Margaret (Currie) Lloyd, natives of England and Scotland, respectively. William Lloyd died at Chatham, Ontario, December 8, 1885, having spent his life as a millwright and the owner of a small machine shop at Morpoth, Ontario. Mr. Lloyd survived his wife, however, who died November 10, 1860.
At his native place Samuel Lloyd had lived only two years when the family removed to Morpoth, Ontario, where he resided until he reached his fourteenth year. At this time he entered a shop at Chatham, and served three years to the trade of machinist and practical engineer, after which he began the marine life by sailing on the City of Chatham, which came out in August of that year. Upon the Passport, Kingston and Manitoba he acted as oiler, and then as second engineer on the Quebec and Bob Hackett. At this time he came to Cleveland and spent five months on the Superior, and several seasons afterward on the following named boats: Selah Chamberlain, J.S. Fay and A. Everett as second engineer. The following season the position of chief engineer on the John N. Glidden was given him, and the season after the same position on the Egyptian. Remaining one and a half seasons on the last named boat, he came on the Continental and finished the year after August, and came on the Marquette the following spring, where he remained one season. After a season spent on the Continental as chief he came off the lakes, and since 1892 has not been in active marine work.
On June 4, 1879, he was married to Miss Jennie Smith, of Ridgetown, Ontario. They have two children, who are both in school at the present time: Nelle Margaretta, who was born August 12, 1881, graduated with honors and is now attending college; and Myrtle Edith, born October 8, 1886. In social life Mr. Lloyd is well known, being a member of the I.O.O.F., Mayflower Lodge, No. 679; and the M.E.B.A., No. 2, of Cleveland
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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.
Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.