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James Sidney Ervin

manufacturer executive

James Sidney Ervin, American manufacturer executive. Decorated Officer Grand-Ducal Order of Couronne de Chene (Luxembourg).


Ervin, James Sidney was born in 1886 in Ohio, United States. Son of Norman Baker and Josephine Amelia (Smith) Ervin.


Student Ohio State University, Ohio Northern U.


1 adopted grand-daughter, Sydney Rose. President, director Mackintosh-Hemphill Company (now division E. W. Bliss Company of Canton, O.), since 1932. Director, member Executive Committee E. W. Bliss Company, since 1955.

Director American Adamite Company, Commonwealth Trust Company, Combustion Process Company, Pittsburgh Brewing Company, Pittsburgh Iron & Steel Foundries (Midland, Pennsylvania), Mackintosh-Hemphill Company of Delaware. Trustee Dollar Savings Bank, Pittsburgh.


Member library association Gloucester (Virginia). Member Tristate Industrial Association (dis.), Rolling Mill Machine and Equipment Association (director), Roll Manufacturers Institute (director), Machinery and Allied Products Institute, American Iron and Steel Institute, Iron and Steel Engineers, N.A. M., United States, Pittsburgh (director) C.’s of C., Military Order of World Wars, Theta Nu Epsilon. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Duquesne, St. Clair Country, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Variety, City Farmers (Pittsburgh).


Married Rose L. Cochrane, April.

Norman Baker Ervin

Josephine Amelia (Smith) Ervin

Rose L. Cochrane