Albert J Silva

Albert J Silva

Cincinnati Enquirer, 8 August 1915, page 22


Albert Silva, 70, Secretary of the Union Light, Heat & Power Company, and one of Newport's most prominent business men, died yesterday at a private hospital in Indianapolis Ind. following an operation performed by Dr. Eastman for the removal of a cancerous growth. The news of Mr. Silva's death came as a great shock to his many friends in Cincinnati, Newport and Covington, where he was well known.  It had been states that he had been ill, but it was not thought that his condition was dangerous.

Mr. Silva was born in Milan Italy and came to the United States when quite young.  For the past 10 years he had resided in Newport. During the Civil War he joined the regular army and for several years after the close of the war was Sergeant Major serving at the Newport Barracks.  Later he engaged in business in Newport and became an expert accountant. His first public position was a delinquent tax collector of Newport.  Later when Colonel R W Nelson was elected Mayor, he made Mr. Silva City Auditor.

It was said of him during his connection with the city there was not a man in Kentucky better posted on the laws and workings of cities of the second class. His wide knowledge of the law made him a very valuable civil expert.

Officials of the Union Light, Heat and Power Company then offered Mr. Silva the post of Secretary of that corporation. He was serving in that capacity at the time he was stricken.  He was at one time President of the Carnegie Library Commission of Newport.

A widow and seven children survive him.  The remains arrived here last night and were removed to the family home on Overton street, where the funeral services will be held.


Kentucky Times Star, Monday, August 9, 1915, page 11

Funeral of Silva will be Held Tuesday
Body of Newport Man Arrived Monday from Indianapolis

The body of Albert J Silva arrived from Indianapolis and was removed to the family residence, 316 Overton street, Newport.  The funeral will take place Tuesday morning with services at the Church of the Immaculate conception at 8 o'clock.  The Newport public library, of which he was president since its organization, will be closed Tuesday until 12 o'clock, so that the attaches may attend the funeral.

Mr. Silva was among Newport's best known citizens.  During the last 40 years he had taken an active interest in every movement for the betterment of Newport.  During the Civil War he served in the regular army and at the close served as sergeant major at the Newport Barracks.  For many years he served as secretary and treasurer of the Union Light, Heat and Power company.  President Freeman, of the company stated Monday that Mr. Silva was regarded as a valuable officer of the company.


From the Kentucky Times Star, Wednesday, August 18, 1915, page 13

Widow of Silva is Named Beneficiary
Wills are Filed for Probate in Campbell County Court

Albert Silva, whose will was probated in County court, leaves his entire property to his widow, Sarah E Silva, and names her sole executor.


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