George W Larkins

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GEORGE W. LARKINS, Ford City, Armstrong Co., Pa., was born in Flemington, Clinton Co., Pa., Jan. 1, 1861, son of John Larkins and Eliza (McGill) Larkins. He was educated in public and private schools, and worked at the drug business, and on dams and bridges on the Susquehanna and Baldeagle rivers, until he went West. there he was employed on the Santa Fe railroad, and was a practical miner of gold and silver in the mines of New Mexico, Arizona and California. Returning to Pennsylvania, he was married to Jennie W. Bell, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Adams) Bell, in 1891. In 1892 he engaged in the mercantile business at Jeannette, Pa., and in 1897 removed to Ford City and built the first business place in the new part of the town, there continuing in the mercantile business. He has been a member of the ford City council since its organization, acting as president of that body for the past fifteen years and still holding that office. He is a director of the First National Bank of Ford City. Mr. Larkins was a delegate to the Republican State convention in 1909, and elected to the House of Representatives in November, 1910. Fraternally he is a life member of Philanthropy Lodge, No. 225, F. & A. M., of Greensburg, Pa.; Orient Chapter, No. 247, R. A. M., of Kittanning, Pa.; Pittsburgh Commandery, No. 1, K. T.; Pennsylvania Consistory, S. P. R. S., thirty-two Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Syria Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Pittsburgh.

Source: Page 568, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed December 1998 by Connie Mateer for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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