Indiana County, Pennsylvania; Her People, Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County Volume 2

Indiana County, Pennsylvania; Her People, Past and Present, Embracing a History of the County Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...Pleasant, Pa., and was but ten years old when his father died. He was first employed by his uncle, John Graff, who was in the mercantile business at Blairsville, and later operated boats on the Pennsylvania canal, acting as superintendent of boats run by the Grafi family. In 1853 he located in Burrell township, Indiana county, where he bought a tract of 168 acres (now owned by Clark Dunlap) and settled down to farming, also engaging extensively in stock raising. He built a com fortable house on that place and made many-other improvements there during his ownership. By his first wife, Margaret (Armel), Mr. Lose had two children, Elizabeth, who married Thomas Hammer, and Christopher, who died of fever while serving as a Union soldier in the Civil war. His second marriage was to Margaret Elder, daughter of Robert Elder, and they had six children: Charles A., who resides in Pueblo, Colo.; James Elder; Mary, who married Milton J. Osborne and resides in Lathrop, Pa.; Emma, married to Prestey Douglass; George; and Anna M., wife of Clark Dunlap, an account of whose family appears elsewhere. The mother of this family died June 30, 1906, and she and her husband are interred in the Blairsville cemetery. Mr. Lose died Sept. 25, 1894. He was a member and ofiicial of the M. E. Church, and on political questions was a Republican. James Elder Lose attended the district school near his early home, obtaining a good practical education. At the age of twentythree years he went West, prospecting through Iowa and Kansas. Upon his return to Burrell township he bought the Lincoln Taylor farm of 130 acres, upon which he erected a large barn and house, and here he has since lived and worked, having one of the best kept farm properties in the township. The farm is...
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  • Paperback | 636 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740629
  • 9781236740625