Alvin Leonard George


ALVIN LEONARD GEORGE, proprietor of the George restaurants in Kittanning, and a business man of more than usual ability, was born Feb. 8, 1862, in Armstrong count, Pa., son of William and Margaret (Dible) George, and grandson of Leonard George.

Leonard George moved to Armstrong county from Westmoreland county, this State, and became a properous farmer. He and his excellent wife became the parents of twelve children who grew up to do them credit.

William George, like his father, was a farmer of Armstrong county and a well known man. His family consisted of the following children: John, Edward, Howard, Mary (wife of Andrew Meltzer), Malinda (wife of W.F. Stitt), Della (wife of Joseph Spahr), Alvin L., and one who died in infancy.

Alvin Leonard George was educated in the county schools of his district, and was brought up in the wholesome atmosphere of the farm. Until 1891 he remained with his father, and then began business for himself. Realizing the opening for a restaurant in Kittanning, he established himself in a small way in that line, and soon found that it would be necessary to enlarge his field operation. At present he owns and operates three thoroughly modern restaurants. These cafes are well equiped with all appliances, and the cuisane is such as to command a steady patronage. Mr. George gives them all his personal supervision, and they would be considered high-grade in any location.

Mr. George has served six years as a member of the city council, and is a man widely known and universally liked, for he is pleasant in manner and genial in disposition. Any worthy movement tending toward the general uplift of Kittanning finds in him an ardent supporter, for he takes great pride in civic progress. Fraternally he affliates with the Knights of Pythia, Elks, Eagles, and other similar organizations. His religious home is in the Presbyterian Church.

On June 30, 1887, Mr. George married Mary Walker, duaghter of Frederick Walker, of Jefferson county, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. George have five living children: William, Pauline, Margaret, Alvin, and Mary. Etta died at the age of six years.

Source: Page 739 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Rodney G Rosborough for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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