Charles H. Fogg

CHARLES H. Fogg, one of the most prominent and successful civil and mining engineers in Greensburg, is a representative of an old and honored family which settled in America in the seventeenth century. The founder of the family was Samuel Fogg, who came from Exeter, England, in 1630, and settled in Hampton, New Hampshire. James Fogg, a descendant of Samuel Fogg, and the great-grandfather of Charles Fogg, was born in Scarboro, Maine, in 1771. James Fogg. was born in Saco, Main, May 10, 1799. He married Elizabeth Bradbury, and had children, among them being a son, James Fogg, born in Saco, Maine, June 10, 1835. He is a prosperous man of business, dealing in stock and lumber. He married Lydia A. Haley, daughter of Mark Haley, and among their children was Charles H., of whom later. 

Charles H. Fogg, son of James H. and Lydia A. (Haley) Fogg, was born in Biddeford, Maine, February 7, 1861. He had the advantage of most excellent education, attending the University of Maine, where he was graduated as a civil engineer in June, 1881. He came to Greensburg in September, 1882, having accepted a position as assistant civil engineer in the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and held this position for several years. He then formed a business partnership with W. W. Jamison, under the firm name of Jamison and Fogg, in general civil and mining engineering. This partnership was dissolved in 1903, and Mr. Fogg continued in the same branch of business alone, and worked up a very lucrative business. Later he associated himself with Morris L. Painter, an they are doing business under the style of Painter and Fogg. Mr. Fogg is very enterprising, energetic, an possessed of great determination. He is very systematic and accurate in his work, and has the reputation of being one of the most reliable men in his profession. He married, December 27, 1887, Rebecca Barclay, daughter of Thomas J. Barclay, and they have six children: Hester B., James Henry, Sarah B., Joseph B., Rebecca B., Lydia Ann. 

Source Pages 49 & 50 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906 
Transcribed December 15, 1999 by Marilynn Wienke for the Westmoreland County History Project
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