JAMES CARROLL. A type of the successful self-made business man is found in James Carroll, of Greensburg. Mr. Carroll’s father, Joseph Carroll, was a native of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, where he passed his life as a farmer. He married Catherine-McIlhahney, and .their children were: Oliver L., deceased; James, of whom latter; William, deceased; Hannah, deceased; and Mary, widow of E. J. McEllee, of Mount Pleasant. When little more than infants Mr. Carroll's children were left fatherless, and their mother sold the farm and moved to Elizabeth, Allegheny county.
James Carroll, son of Joseph and Catherine (McIIhaney) Carroll; was born November 14, 1848, in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and was but eight years of age when his father died and his mother moved with her children to Elizabeth. He was educated in the common schools of that city, and about his fifteenth year apprenticed himself to the trade of carpenter in Pittsburgh, where he remained until 1878, working at his chosen calling. He then went to Mount Pleasant where he worked for eight years as a carpenter and builder, and about 1886 moved to Greensburg where he has since been engaged in building. He is a Republican in politics, and is a member of the United Presbyterian church. Mr. Carroll married in 1872, Elvira J. Hart, of Indiana county. They were without children. In 1894 Mrs. Carroll died and Mr. Carroll has since remained a widower.
Source: Page(s) 106, History of Westmoreland County, Volume 2, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed June 2001 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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