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BLISS, STOUGHTON

BLISS, STOUGHTON (18 Feb. 1823-19 Sept. 1896), was a Cleveland businessman and Army officer during the CIVIL WAR. Son of William and Cynthia (Wolcott) Bliss, he was born in Cleveland and worked as a post office clerk until he went into the hat and fur business in 1846. Between 1850 and the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed colonel and served as assistant quartermaster of Ohio, a position that he held throughout the war. After the war he went into the stone business. At his death, he was affiliated with the Diamond Stone Quarry in BEREA, and was treasurer of the Grafton Stone Co. He was 1st vice-president of the Cleveland Light Artillery Assoc. Bliss married Mary Sweet in 1849. He never remarried after her death in 1851. There were no children. He is buried in WOODLAND CEMETERY.