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JOHN ARTHUR

John Arthur is owner of a foundry and machine shops in Emporium and of a like establishemtn in Williamsport, in same State. At present he is residing in the former place, superindending his business. Mr. Arthur was born in Scotland, August 20, 1819, and is a son of William and Elizabeth (McConochy) Arthur, former of whom died in Scotland in 1835. He is the youngest child in the family and until his twenty-first year lived in Scotland, where he received his education, subsequently learned the blacksmith's trade, and in 1839 came to the United States. He worked for some time in New York and Philadelphia and then moved into Bradford county, Penn., where there established his foundry, which was a successful venture. Mr. Arthur's stay in Emporium is only temporary, as his son will before long take charge of the shops and foundry, which were built in 1887. Mr. Arthur was married in Bradford county, Penn., in 1842, to Nancy A., daughter of William and Nancy (Smith) Knapp, natives of New York State, and of English origin. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur have four sons and one daughter now living: Elizabeth, wife of C. K. Whiting; William, a blacksmith; Lawrence, John and Oscar, mechanics, the last named of whom superintends the Williamsport foundry. Mr. Arthur has been for fifteen years a trustee of the Presbyterian Church of which he and his wife are members. In politics he is a Republican, and is now a member of the town council of Williamsport.

[Source: History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1890, Page 922-923 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

HENRY AUCHU

Henry Auchu, lumber jobber and saw-mill superintendent, Emporium, was born in Portneuf county, Canada East, November 16, 1843 and is a son of Peter and Luella (Luckey) Auchu, who were natives of France. He is the eldest of seven children and was reared in Canada, where he chose his present occupation. Mr. Auchu located in Williamsport, Penn., in 1867, and resided there until 1883, when he came to Emporium, where he has since taken extensive lumber contracts, meeting with merited success. He was married in Williamsport, in 1874, to Cordelia, a native of Williamsport and daughter of William and Ellen (Treon) Hartman, the former born at Williamsport and the latter at Muncy, Penn., and the union has been blessed with four children: Jennie, Willie, Hattie and Edna. Mr. Auchu is in politics a Republican, in religion a Catholic, and is counted one of Emporium's best citizens.

[Source: History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania, Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co., 1890, Page 923 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

 

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