Sam Gideon
( 1830 -- 1923 )



German-born Sam Gideon ( 1836 - 1923 ) was one of Huntington's Earliest merchants and most prominent citizens.  Immigrating to this country, he fought on the Union side in the Civil War.  After the war, he settled in Cincinnati.  He and his wife Dora arrived in the new city of Huntington in 1872 and opened a clothing store at 949 Third Ave. The store was a busy part of the city's retail scene for more than 50 yaers. Meanwhile, Gideon also became active in politics, serving on the Huntington Board of Education for nearly 25 years and on the Cabell Count Court.


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