Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Personal and Genealogical Volume 2

Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Personal and Genealogical 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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...B., Louis T. and Alice M. He has been closely connected with the municipal affairs of Versailles, having served as a member of the council for six years, and for four years was president of that body. He is prominently identified with the Masonic fraternity, being a Knight Templar and a thirty-second degree Mason, and also a member of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a leading member of the Order of Railroad Conductors, the republican party and of the Lutheran church. He has made his home in Versailles for the past sixteen years, and is one of the substantial and highly-respected citizens of that borough. REV. JOHN SILL BLAYNEY, pastor of the Glenfield and Haysville.Presbyterian churches, was born Aug. 31, 1874, on a farm in Ohio county, W. Va., about one mile from the Pennsylvania line. He received his common-school education at Rice school, about one mile from his home, and prepared for college at home, being tutored in languages by his pastor, William H. Lester, D. D., and in mathematics by his cousin, Nicholas E. Murray, a farmer of the neighborhood. Mr. Blay. ney, meanwhile, worked on his father's farm, becoming strong physically, and at seventeen years of age entered Vashington and Jefferson college, becoming a member of the class of 1896. His religious education had not been neglected, having Christian parents of the highest character, and a home in which all united in worship and devotion to God. At the age of ten he united with the Presbyterian church of West Alexander, ceasing to be a member of it only when he was ordained to preach the gospel. Upon entering college, Mr. Blayney united with the college Y. M. C. A., assisted in carrying on a mission Sunday-school and had charge of a Sunday evening prayer-meeting service, under more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675168X
  • 9781236751683