GEORGE W. COX, proprietor of a bakery in Youngwood, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, January a, r8ji, and is descended from Revolutionary ancestry, his grandfather, Abraham Cox, having fought for independence. He was an iron moulder by trade and removed from the eastern to the western slope of the mountains when the latter district was being opened up, and worked for its iron deposits, the old charcoal furnaces being used with the iron moulding business in Fayette county, where he was employed.
To a limited extent George W. Cox attended the public schools, but his privileges in that direction were not extensive. His active career has been a varied one, he having been engaged in numerous business enterprises in different parts of western Pennsylvania. He removed, August 19, 1901, to Youngwood from West Newton, where he was engaged in the grocery business for four years. On coining to Youngwood he established a bakery which he is now conducting. and in this enterprise is meeting with desirable success. There were only four or five houses in the borough when he located here, but with the rapid growth of the place his business has also grown. He is a man of genial disposition and commercial integrity, and numbers among his friends the best people of the borough. He .exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the Republican party. Mr. Cox was married, in 1872, to Sarah Keihl, a daughter of Adam Keihl, of North Huntingdon township.
Source: Page(s) 199, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed August 2008 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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