George A Fennell

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GEORGE A. FENNELL, farmer of Bethel township, Armstrong county, has lived at his present home there for the last twenty years. He is a native of Butler county, Pa., born Oct. 1, 1858, son of George Fennell, of Westmoreland county. His grandfather and grandmother were born in Westmoreland county, this State. George Fennell married Mary Jane Keeler, of Armstrong county, and they became the parents of nine children, five sons and four daughters, namely: William, who is deceased; Anthony; George A.; Melissa; Mary C.; Annie Bell, deceased; John T.; Bertha; and Arthur G.

George A Fennell was reared in Armstrong county, being but three years old when his parents brought him here. Until he was eighteen years old he assisted with the work on his father's farm as well as mining, after which he followed mining and other occupations until his marriage. Then he settled down to farming, to which he gave all his time until 1907, in which year he opened his general store, which he conducts in connection with his agricultural work.

In 1881 Mr. Fennell was married to Jennie Nunamaker, of Armstrong county, Pa., and they have had a family of eleven children, eight sons and three daughters: Perry Edgar, who is an electrician; Roy Victor, also an electrician; Arthur Earl, a miner; William H., a miner; Elsie Bertha; Charles Calvin, a miner; Clyde Grover, a miner; Bessie May; Ralph F., at home; Harry Walter, at home; and Mildred, deceased. The sons are associated with various local fraternal organizations, Perry Edgar belonging to several lodges, William H. to the Odd Fellows and P. O. S. of A., and Arthur E.., Charles C., and Clyde G. also holding membership in the P. O. S. of A. Mr. and Mrs. Fennell are members of the Homewood Baptist Church, and he was formerly a member of White Rock Lodge, No. 979, I. O. O. F., having joined that order when a young man of twenty-three.

Mrs. Fennell was one of a family of six children born to Jacob and Catherine (Zell) Nunamaker, of Loyalhanna creek, Westmoreland county.

Source: Page 821, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by James R Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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