Samuel C Rowley

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SAMUEL C. ROWLEY, the owner of a ninety-five acre farm in Plum Creek township, Armstrong county, was born on that place Oct. 4, 1872, son of John and Elizabeth (George) Rowley.

John Rowley was born April 6, 1831, on the farm where he died Oct. 24, 1905 � the homestead place in Plum Creek township now occupied by his son Samuel. He was twice married, and had a family of twelve children, three by his first wife, Anna Mary Rupert, namely: Aaron B., who is in Oklahoma, engaged in the real estate business; Mary, wife of Simon Shawl, a farmer of Plum Creek township; and Josephine, wife of John E. Burkett, of South Bend township, Armstrong county. For his second wife Mr. Rowley married Elizabeth George, who was born in Burrell township, this county, daughter of Samuel George, and died at the Rowley homestead July 1, 1887. She was the mother of nine children, viz.: Sadie, born May 12, 1870, who died when thirty years old; Samuel C., born Oct. 4, 1872; Susan Irene, born in 1874, who died at the age of twenty-one years; Thomas a merchant at North Vandergrift, Pa., who married Nettie Mangus, of Indiana, Pa., and has four children, one son and three daughters; Rosa J., who married Joseph Dickey, a mill man of Vandergrift, Pa.,; Lottie E., who married Harry Christy, of Girty, Armstrong county, a farmer, and has five children; Minnie, who married H. N. Rearick, a farmer of Plum Creek township, and has three children; Alice, born in 1886, who lives at home on the old farm; and Eddie, a machinist, now at Gary, Ind., formerly in the government employ.

Samuel C. Rowley grew up on the home farm and obtained his education in the local country schools. He has always followed farming, and now owns and cultivates the homestead, which is a fertile tract of ninety-five acres, in excellent condition. He is one of the prosperous and progressive farmers of his section.

On May 2, 1905, Mr. Rowley was married to Minnie Hankey, of Kittanning township, Armstrong county, daughter of Benjamin A. Hankey, whose family consisted of seven children. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Rowley: Alice Ramona, born March 7, 1906; Beulah Ruth, born in June, 1908; and Samuel Milford, born in March, 1910. The family attend the Lutheran Church. In his political views Mr. Rowley is a Democrat.

Source: Page 770 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by Kathy Zagorac for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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