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Solomon Fitzgerald

SOLOMON FITZGERALD, lumberman and ex-county treasurer, Tionesta, was born in Farmington township, Clarion Co., Penn., March 22, 1835, and is a son of John and Susan (Dunkle) Fitzgerald, both natives of Pennsylvania, of Scotch-Irish descent, and the early settlers of Clarion county. Solomon was reared and educated in his native county, and in 1858 he located in what is now Barnett township, this county. He was in the Civil war, enlisting in April, 1861, and was assigned to Company K, Eleventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps; was wounded at Charles City Cross Roads in the seven days' fight before Richmond; was taken prisoner, and spent forty days in Libby and Belle Isle prisons, when he was exchanged and then rejoined his regiment at Alexandria, Va. He was afterward twice wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg, being shot through the leg and right wrist, and was honorably discharged on account of wounds, in September 1863. After his return home he engaged in lumbering in Forest county until 1886, when he was elected treasurer of the county for a term of three years. He married, in 1865, Rebecca, daughter of William and Maria (Keister) Henry, of Farmington, Penn., and they have three children living: Albert W., Mary and Samuel. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; I.O.O.F., K. of P. and P.O.S. of A. Politically he is a Republican.

Source: Page(s) 930-931, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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