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Location: Lawrence County PA

Biographical Sketch of Alexander P. Riddle

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Alexander P. Riddle, a widely known newspaper man and public character of Ottawa County, was born at Harlansburg, Pennsylvania, August 16, 1846. He learned his trade as a printer in the office of the Franklin (Pennsylvania) Spectator, and in 1869 came to Kansas as a “jour.” He first located at Olathe; then moved to Girard, where he set type and became half owner of the Press. In 1885 he sold his interest and settled at Minneapolis, which has since been his home. There he purchased the Minneapolis Messenger, which he still publishos and edits, as well as the Kansas Workman and Sprig of Myrtle. Mr. Riddle has been prominent in state matters, his public services commencing in 1877, when he was chosen journal clerk of the State Senate and served thus for two years. In 1881-3 he represented Bourbon and Crawford counties in the upper house of the Legislature, and in 1884 was elocted lioutenant governor on the tieket headed by John A. Martin. He was re-elected in 1886 and in 1896 was appointed suporintendent of insurance. Mr. Riddle has also been prominent in the affairs of the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows, having served as grand master of the...

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Biography of Paul J. McBride

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Every one who had had any relations with the Department of Labor in the state government during the last year realizes that Governor Capper could not have made a better ehoice for the office of State Labor Commission than when he selected Paul J. McBride for these important responsibilities. To his official duties Mr. McBride brought a long and varied experience, most of it obtained in the ranks of organized labor. He is in close touch with the men who toil and he also had that breadth of mind and sympathies which are the fruit of association with people and affairs in more than one field of work and in more than one locality. He had been a farmer, a machinist, both a worker and an employer, and for many years was active in railroad service. He was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1860, one of four children, all of whom are still living, and whose parents were David N. and Jane (Clarke) McBride. His father was born in Lawrence County and his mother in Washington County, Pennsylvania. When a young man David N. McBride learned the tailor’s trade, but most of his career was spent as a farmer. When the news of the discovery of gold on the Pacific coast reached his part...

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Slave Narrative of Angeline Lester

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Interviewer: Frank M. Smith Person Interviewed: Angeline Lester Location: Youngstown, Ohio Place of Residence: 835 West Federal Street Story and Photo by Frank M. Smith Ex-Slaves Mahoning County, Dist. #5 Youngstown, Ohio The Story of MRS. ANGELINE LESTER, of Youngstown, Ohio. Mrs. Angeline Lester lives at 836 West Federal Street, on U.S. Route #422, in a very dilapidated one story structure, which once was a retail store room with an addition built on the rear at a different floor level. Angeline lives alone and keeps her several cats and chickens in the house with her. She was born on the plantation of Mr. Womble, near Lumpkin, Stewart County, Georgia about 1847, the exact date not known to her, where she lived until she was about four years old. Then her father was sold to a Dr. Sales, near Brooksville, Georgia, and her mother and a sister two years younger were sold to John Grimrs[HW:?], who in turn gave them to his newly married daughter, the bride of Henry Fagen, and was taken to their plantation, near Benevolence, Randolph County, Georgia. When the Civil War broke out, Angeline, her mother and sister were turned over to Robert Smith, who substituted for Henry Fagen, in the Confederate Army. Angeline remembers the soldiers coming to the plantation, but any...

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Biography of Thomas W. Taylor, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. Thomas W. Taylor, a well known urologist of St. Louis, was born at Newcastle in Staffordshire, England, March 4, 1880, his parents being James and Elizabeth (Onions) Taylor, who likewise were natives of the Merrie Isle. It was in the year 1882 that the father brought the family to the new world, settling originally in New Castle, Pennsylvania, while later he removed to Piqua, Ohio, where he successfully engaged in mercantile pursuits for many years. He passed away December 16, 1915, at the advanced age of eighty, while his wife died in Piqua, in 1914, at the age of seventy-nine. They were the parents of seven children, four sons and three daughters. Dr. Taylor, the youngest of the family, was but a year old when brought to the new world. He was educated in the public schools of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and of Covington, Kentucky, and completed his academic work at the Ohio Northern University, where he remained to within three months of his graduation. In 1905 he came to St. Louis and entered the Washington University as a medical student, being graduated in 1909. After receiving his professional degree he served as an interne in the St. Louis City Hospital for five months and later spent eighteen months in the Missouri Pacific Railroad Hospital....

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Biographical Sketch of Warren Bicknell

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Bicknell, Warren; pres. Cleveland Construction Co.; born, Morrisville, N. Y., Feb. 19, 1868; son of Charles T. and Susan Payne Bicknell, educated, public schools of Morrisville, N. Y., and Massillon, O.; graduated from Adelbert College in 1890; married, St. Paul, Minn., February, 1900; issue, Frances Louise born, November, 1900, Warren, Jr., born, 1902, and Elizabeth, – born, – February, 1904; business career, for a time studied law in. the office of Boynton, Hale & Herr; a year and half sec’y Cleveland Athletic Club; one year in the coal business in New Castle, Pa.; sold. interests there and became auditor of The Cincinnati and Miami Valley Traction Co., and gen. mgr. of the Dayton Traction Co.; the two companies consolidated and he became sec’y and auditor of the company known as The Southern Ohio Traction Co., located at Middletown, O.; after two years resigned to accept the position of gen. mgr. of The Aurora, Elgin & Chicago Traction Co., with headquarters in Chicago; resigned after two years, and came to Cleveland; pres. from 1903 to 1906, of The Lake Shore Electric R. R. Co.; resigned in 1906 to become pres. of The Cleveland Construction Co., one of the largest companies of its kind in the state engaged in building electric and steam railroads, erecting light and water...

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Biographical Sketch of Walter L. McCaslin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now McCaslin, Walter L.; pres. Buckeye Stereoptican Co.; born, Plain Grove, Pa., Sept. 9, 1879; son of Robert and Mary Jane McKee McCaslin; educated, public and High School at Emporium, Pa.; two years Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., two years Princeton Preparatory School, Blair Hall; married, Jan. 4, 1910, Millie Robinson, of Lakewood; business career, clerk for the Rating & Collecting Co., Cleveland; cashier Perry Savings Bank, branch of the Central Trust Co., now The Cleveland Trust Co.; three years asst. cashier Internal Revenue Office; formed Buckeye Stereoptican Co.; pres. of the Company; the mirroscope one of the most notable products of the Company; member the Presbyterian Denomination, and the Roadside...

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Biography of Charles Reynolds Love

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Reynolds Love. A former Topeka citizen well remembered for his activity in business and his benevolence and splendid character was the late Charles Reynolds Love. Mr. Love came to Kansas a great many years ago, and spent many years in Topeka, where he died April 15, 1910. He was of an old and prominent Pennsylvania family and was born at Newcastle in that state August 23, 1848. His parents were John Brown and Maria (Chenoweth) Love, both natives of Pennsylvania. Maria Chenoweth was the daughter of Arthur and Maria (Reynolds) Chenoweth, both of whom were natives of Virginia. This branch of the Chenoweth family is descended in direct line from Oliver Cromwell. The Chenoweths were among the first settlers around Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and the old farm owned by the family included land on which the court-house now stands. The Chenoweth family has furnished many statesmen and makers of history all down the line. Charles R. Love had two brothers who saw active service in the Civil war. Alfred W., one of these brothers, is now deceased, and George Pearson lives in California. Alfred was in Sherman’s army, participated in the great Atlanta campaign and the march to the sea, having enlisted from Illinois. George Pearson ran away from home at the age of sixteen in...

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Biographical Sketch of Frank C. Scott

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Scott, Frank C.; lawyer; born, New Wilmington, Pa., July 12, 1862; son of William J. and Mary J. Wald Scott; educated, Westminster College, at New Wilmington, Pa, degree of A. B.; married, Cleveland July 24, 1889, Anna B. Graham; issue, William Waid Scott and Elizabeth G. Scott: director the Antisdale Realty Co.; trustee and vice pres. of the Cleveland Law Library Ass’n; member Independent Order of...

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Biographical Sketch of Jasper Holmes Sheadle

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sheadle, Jasper Holmes; Iron ore and lake transportation; born, New Bedford, Pa.; son of Obediah and Sarah Barnheisel Sheadle; educated, public schools and Hiram College; married, New York, Kate Buckingham; Republican; joined his father in banking business, in Girard, O.; two years teller of the Girard Savings Bank; at the age of 22 became asst. cashier Second National Bank, Youngstown, O.; left the banking business, and went to New York City, as supt. of laying of gas mains for Standard Gas-Light Co.; 1888, became sec’y of the Mahoning Valley Iron Manufacturers Ass’n, in 1890, became sec’y’ for The Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co.; in charge of ore sales and lake transportation; which business affiliation he continues to hold in connection with other allied interests; sec’y Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.; vice pres. Cleveland Iron Mining Co.; director Grand Island S. S. Co., Hanna Transit Co., Miller Transit Co., Cleveland Trust Co., National Commercial Bank; sec’y and director S. S. Hopkins Co.; vice pres. Presque Isle Transportation Co., and Lake Carriers Ass’n; member American Iron & Steel Institute and American Institute of Mining Engineers; member Union, Mayfield Country, Church and Rowfant...

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Biographical Sketch of James B. Shields

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Shields, James B.; cigar mnfr.; born, New Castle, Pa., Nov. 1, 1874; son of Louis and Lena Winternitz Shields; educated, New Castle High School; married, Cleveland, March 6, 1902, Fannie M. Meisel; issue, two sons; J. B. Shields & Co., started in business in 1895; incorporated under the name of Shields-Wertheim Co., 1906; at that time he was elected pres. of the company, and still continues in that capacity; pres. Southern Ohio Coal Co., and Superior Slide Co; director Up-to-Date Laundry Co., H. R. Pollock Co , J. E. Meisel Co.; member Elks, Chamber of Commerce, B’Nair B’rith, Cleveland Commercial Travelers Ass’n, Western Reserve Club. Recreations: Reading and...

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Biography of Frank Morrison

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Frank Morrison. Many of the men who are now engaged in oil producing and contracting in the Mid-Continent field had their earliest training in the great fields of Pennsylvania, and in this class is found Frank Morrison, who had been engaged in business at Chanute since 1904. Mr. Morrison was an experienced man when he came to this locality, and here at once entered actively into operation, his activities having extended continually with the passing of the years. He is one of the men who are making this one of Kansas’ greatest industries. Frank Morrison was born at Princeton, Pennsylvania, January 14, 1870, a member of a family that had resided in the Keystone State since the early colonial days. His grandfather, Joseph Morrison, was born in that state, in 1818, and passed his entire life as a miner and collier, dying at Princeton in 1892. Erban Morrison, the father of Frank Morrison, was born in 1847, in Pennsylvania, and on growing to manhood became the proprietor of a mercantile business, which he conducted in connection with engaging in mining. He remained at Princeton until the spring of 1912, when he came to Kansas and located at Chanute, but one year later removed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he is now identified with the Texas Refining Company....

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Biography of William Thomas Davidson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Thomas Davidson, an old soldier, a pioneer in Western Kansas, and an expert abstractor at Abilene, was born in a log house on a farm in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, July 26, 1842. Several years ago he celebrated the birthday which made him three score and ten years of age. His had been a long and active lifetime, and his experiences for more than forty-six years identify him with Abilene. On January 1, 1860, Mr. Davidson started to keep a diary, and it illustrates the persistence of his character that he had never missed a day in itemizing some fact connected with his individual history or otherwise, and the record now covers a period of fifty-seven years. Mr. Davidson is a son of Major John and Mary (Beatty) Davidson. His parents were also natives of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Up to the age of twenty-eight Mr. Davidson spent most of his time on the home farm with his parents, and gained an education both in public and private schools. He also had a commercial course at Pittsburg. He was twenty-two when in August, 1864, he volunteered his services to the Union, enlisting as a private in Company B of the Fifth Pennsylvania Artillery. This regiment was largely engaged in the campaigning and in the defenses around the...

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 1790 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Lawrence County, Pennsylvania PAGenWeb Project Borough of New Castle Neshannock Township Slipperyrock Township Census Index Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850...

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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lawrence County PAGenWeb Project Booher Cemetery Blair Hill Cemetery Castle View Memorial Gardens Center United Presbyterian Cemetery Clinton Cemetery Dean Family Cemetery Eastbrook United Presbyterian Church Cemetery Eckles Graveyard Edinburg Methodist Cemetery Elder Cemetery Fair Oaks Cemetery Fisher Cemetery Graceland Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery Harmony Baptist Cemetery Hillside Baptist Cemetery Hopewell Cemetery King’s Chapel Cemetery Locust Grove Cemetery Mt. Hernon Cemetery Mt. Jackson Cemetery Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery Methodist Cemetery Mt. Pleasant M. E. Cemetery Neshannock Presbyterian Cemetery Neshannock United Presbyterian Cemetery Newport Cemetery Normal Glen Cemetery North Plaingrove Cemetery Oak Park Cemetery Plain Grove United Presbyterian Church Cemetery Pleasant Valley Cemetery Poor Farm Cemetery Pulaski Cemetery Saints Philip and James Cemetery Savannah Cemetery Slippery Rock Presbyterian Cemetery South Plaingrove Cemetery St. Joseph’s Cemetery St. Mary’s Cemetery St. Nicholas Cemetery St. Theresa’s Catholic Cemetery St. Vitus Cemetery Tindall Cemetery Unity Baptist Church Cemetery Valley View Cemetery Volant Cemetery Westfield United Presbyterian Church Cemetery Wurtemburg United Presbyterian Church Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lawrence County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives King’s Chapel Methodist Episcopal, Neshannock Township Rich Hill United Presbyterian, Washington Township Shenango United Presbyterian, Neshannock Township Volant, Wilmington Township Cemetery Photos...

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