HARVEY HOWARD HEILMAN

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HARVEY HOWARD HEILMAN, junior member of the shoe house of Artman &Heilman, of Ford City, was born in Bethel township, Armstrong county, in 1869, son of William and Margaret (Iseman) Heilman. An extended account of the earlier generations of the family appears elsewhere in this work.

William Heilman wsa born near Heilman Church, Armstrong county, and followed farming all his life, dying March 12, 1900. His first wife, who died in 1881, was the mother of thirteen children: Mary Jane, wife of Jacob Klingensmith; Sarah A., deceased, who was the wife of William Miller; Henry, deceased; Zachariah T.; John L., deceased; Margaret, wife of J. S. Artman; one who died in infancy; William T; Andrew E., deceased; Rosa E., wife of J. W. Wingard; Elizabeth M., wife of T. A. King; Manuel E., and Harvey H. The second wife of Mr. Heilman was Mattie Schreckengost, and three children were born of this marriage, Alvira, Ralph and Paul.

Harvey Howard Heilman was educated in public schools of Armstrong county, and until he was twenty years old worked on his father's farm. At this time he secured employment with the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, of Ford City, continuing this connection for six years. In the year 1900 he and his brother-in-law, J. S. Artman, established their present shoe store in Ford City, under the firm name of Artman & Heilman, in the two-story brick building, 22 by 75 feet in dimensions, which they now occupy. Here they carry a full line of desirable shoes and other footwear. Theirs was the first high-class shoe store to be opened in Ford City, and in appointments and stock it compares favorably with any store of its kind even in the large cities.

Mr. Heilman was married in 1900 to Sadie Montgomery, daughter of ex-County Commissioner Thomas Montgomery. Mrs. Heilman died in 1901. In the year 1903 Mr. Heilman was married (second) to Ida Bailey, daughter of William C. Bailey, at one time county commissioner, and who has also served as county treasurer and sheriff. Two children have been born to this marriage, Catherine J. and William B. Mr. Heilman is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: Pages 637-638strong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Lynn Beatty for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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