As one of the sound business men of Youngstown Henry Morris Caldwell has won an enviable place in his home community through his own efforts, and today the house he founded received a fair share of patronage not only from the people of Youngstown, but of a wide adjacent territory. Mr. Caldwell was born at Youngstown, September 2, 1888, a son of Henry and Anna (Morris) Caldwell, both born near Belfast, Ireland. The paternal grandparents, William and Jean Caldwell, came to the United States at an early day and settled in the vicinity of Youngstown, where they acquired a valuable farming property. Henry Caldwell was for many years a paving contractor of Youngstown, and one of the city's public-spirited men. It was he who erected the Soldiers' Monument in the public square of Youngstown, and he did many other things to improve the city and county. His death occurred in 1914, and his wife died three years after his demise.

Until he was nineteen years old Henry Morris Caldwell was a public school student, but at that age began working in the Youngstown steel mills, where he remained for two years. His next employment was with the General Fireproofing Company, but he left that concern to go with the Youngstown Steel Car Manufacturing Company, and for the subsequent five years was in its concrete roof division. In 1916 he went into business for himself as an architectural engineering supply agent, and has built up a wide connection, and he also handles office supplies. His place of business is at 11 West Commerce Street. His business career was interrupted by the war, in which he saw service from his entry, in May, 1917, in the First Officers Training Camp, Fort Benjamin Harrison, until his honorable discharge at Iona Island, New York, February 22, 1919. As a member of the Marine Corps he served on a battleship in Cuba and in various parts of the United States.

Mr. Caldwell belongs to First Church of Christian Science, and has served it as treasurer and president. The Youngstown Auto Club holds his membership.


History of Ohio, The American Historical Society Inc., 1925, Volume IV