CHARLES WESLEY BYERLY, who conducts a grocery and queensware store in Greensburg. Pennsylvania is a native of Westmoreland county. He was born in East Huntingdon township. January 9. 1860, the son of John and Harriet (Suttle) Byerly who farmed in Hempfield and other townships in Westmoreland county. The father died in Greensburg, in July, 1894, aged seventy-two years. Their children were Artlisa, died young; William Irwin, died aged about forty-nine years; Viola, married Dempster Moore, who died in Philadelphia; she died December, 1903; Margaret, wife of Thomas E. Wible, of Greensburg, Pa.; :Martha, died young; Charles W.; Phebe Ann, married A. O. Jones, of Greensburg, Pa.; Hattie M., married Milton Given, of Greensburg, Pa.
Charles W. Byerly attended the common schools of his native county, and when a young man operated his father's farm and a dairy for two years, after which he engaged in the grocery and crockery business, which he has followed the past eighteen years, commencing about 1887. His place of business, on Penn avenue, Greensburg, is one of the model business houses of the thriving city. He adheres to the political principles of the Republican party. His own business affairs having fully absorbed his time, he has never held public office, except that of school director in Southwest Greensburg borough. He was a member of Company T, Pennsylvania National Guard, for five years, holding the office of corporal. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Greensburg, and is connected with the Woodmen of the World, an insurance fraternal order. He married, April 30, 1885, Carrie E. Robinson of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Daniel and Hannah Robinson. Her father died in 1887. Their children were: Nellie, aged twenty years; Marjorie, aged eighteen years; Hannah, aged sixteen years; Henrietta, aged fourteen years; and Viola M., aged seven years.
Source: Page(s) 87-88, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed February 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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