Edward W Shoop

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EDWARD W. SHOOP, a heater at the plant of the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company, of Leechburg, was born in Allegheny (now Gilpin) township, Armstrong county, Dec. 17, 1855, son of David and Catherine Lynch Shoop.

David Shoop was a carpenter by trade, and followed his calling in Allegheny township. Both he and his wife died in 1856, and are buried at the Forks Church in Gilpin township. They had two children, Frank and Edward W.

Edward W. Shoop was reared in Burrell township, there attending public school until eighteen years old. He then spent three years in Colorado and Indian Territory, returning to Pennsylvania in 1883. Until 1886 he was in Pittsburgh, in that year coming to Leechburg, where he began working in the American Sheet & Tin Plate Company. In 1893 he became a heater, and still holds that responsible position.

On Oct. 4, 1899, Mr. Shoop married Kate Ulam Truby, daughter of the late Capt. Henry Truby and his wife Elvina (Hill) Truby. In 1906 Mr. Shoop built his beautiful residence, which is the family home. He is a member of the Leechburg lodge of Elks, and the Odd Fellows, and he and his wife have long been members of the First Lutheran Church of Leechburg. Politically he is a Republican, and he served for six years as a member of the borough council of Leechburg, giving his constituents faithful and honorable service.

Source: Pages(s) 711, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Neil G. Anderson for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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