William F Tittle

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WILLIAM F. TITTLE, associated with the business interests of Kittanning and Armstrong county, although now a resident of Rayburn township, was born Nov. 10, 1847, at Brady's Bend, this county, son of James K. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Tittle.

Peter Tittle, his great-grandfather, served as a soldier during the Revolutionary war, being a member of Cap. John McClelland's company of rangers from 1778 to 1783.

James Tittle, son of Peter, was one of the pioneers of Westmoreland county, Pa., becoming a prosperous farmer of his locality, owning large tracts of land. Nine children were born to him: Jeremiah, John Johnson, Johathan, James K., Washington, Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, William F., and Elizabeth (who married a Mr. McKee).

James K. Tittle was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., in 1812, and was a farmer and tanner. He served several years as justice of the peace. His family consisted of four children: Richard J., who was a soldier during the Civil war, serving in Company I, 78th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and died at Camp Wood, Ky., in 1862; Alexander, who died young; Anna Elizabeth, who married Alexander Hood, who is now deceased; and William F. The parents of these children were consistent members of the Presbyterian Church.

William F. Tittle was educated in the public schools of Rayburn township and Kittanning. In young manhood he worked on the homestead farm, but subsequently was interested in a lumber and sawmill business for a number of years. He was also engaged extensively in the production and development of natural gas, being very successful along this line. Later on he resumed farming, and is thus engaged at present in Rayburn township. He has served his township as school director, auditor and supervisor. While he was serving in the latter office through his influence Rayburn township built its first mile of State aid brick road.

In 1872 Mr. Tittle married Margaret Jane Hunter, daughter of George Hunter, and four children were born to them, of whom Alice is the wife of Edwin Croyle; Anna Bell is the wife of Harry Spear; James K. is deceased. Mrs. Tittle died in 1879. In 1881 Mr. Tittle married Sarah C. Hawk, daughter of Samuel Hawk, and she died Sept. 18, 1891, the mother of three children: Della, wife of Joseph Lambing; William F., and Ida, deceased.

Source: Page 725 Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed October 1998 by Joyce Sherry for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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