PAGenWeb McKean County, Pennsylvania
from History of the Counties of McKean,
Elk, Cameron, and Potter, Pennsylvania
J.H. Beers, Chicago, 1890
Wetmore Township & Borough of Kane Biographical Sketches
Penn., December 12, 1853, and is a son of William and Margaret (Hepler) Armstrong, former a native of England. latter of Germany. The subject of these lines completed his literary studies at Allegheny College, Meadville, Penn., from which he graduated in 1881, with the degree of A. B., and in 1884 he received the degree of A. M. He began the study of medicine with Dr. C.
C. Baker, and in the winter of 1881-82 attended the University of Philadelphia, and winter of 1882-83 the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, of New York City, graduating from the latter in 1883. He first located at Sligo, Clarion Co., Penn., and January 1, 1886, removed to Kane, where he has built up a good practice. The Doctor is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M. He was married, in 1882, to Hattie A. Bell, and they have three children: Madge, Minnie and Clare. In politics Dr. Armstrong is a Republican. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
F. W. BRAYTON, druggist, Kane, son of D. C. Brayton, was born in Albany, N. Y., in 1857. In 1859 his parents moved to Avon, Livingston Co. , N. Y., where he was reared. He graduated from the State Normal School at Geneseo, N. Y., in 1872, and then was employed as clerk in Avon, and was connected with the mercantile interests of the town until 1880, when he came to McKean county, and for a year was employed in the office of the Sugar Run Lumber Company, at Bradford. He was then book-keeper and clerk for
Curts at Ludlow, six years, and in 1888 he removed to Kane, where he is now engaged in the drug business, and has built up a good trade. Mr. Brayton was married in 1881 to Ella J. Burleigh, and they have three children. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, lodge, chapter and commandery. He is a Republican in politics.
JAMES CAMPBELL, dealer in horses, etc., Kane, is a native of Ireland, where he was reared, and in June, 1867, he came to America and located in Elk county, Penn. In September, 1870, he moved to Kane, McKean county, where, until 1876, he was engaged in teaming and in the livery business. Since the latter year he has dealt extensively in horses. buying and selling, and also in wagons, harness, etc. He is one of the enterprising men of Kane, and is the owner of several handsome business blocks. Mr. Campbell married Hannah Evans, and they have five children. He is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M., and Warren Chapter, No.8, R. A. M. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party.
CALVIN DeYOUNG, grocer, Kane, is a native of Pennsylvania, born in AIlentown in 1862. He lived in Philadelphia eight years, and then moved to Stroudsburg, same State, and from there, in 1888, to Kane, where he is engaged in the grocery business. Mr. DeYoung is one of the enterprising young men of the borough. He is a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America and the Sons of Temperance. He casts his suffrage with the Prohibition party.
RICK DONOVAN, proprietor of the Hotel Lamont, Kane, was born in Elmira, N.
Y., March 6, 1849, and was reared and educated in his native city, remaining
there until he was twenty years of age. In 1869 he went to Irvington, Warren
00., Penn., and engaged in the hotel business, conducting the Junction House
until 1886, when it was destroyed by fire. He then removed to Kane, and became
proprietor of the Hotel Lamont, which, under his management. is one of the
best-conducted hotels in the borough. Mr. Donovan married Anna Fitzgerald,
daughter of M. Fitzgerald, one of the pioneers of . Warren county, and they have had three children, one of whom is living, Annie IV[. Mr. Donovan is a Democrat in his political views.