HENRY M. GUY, only child of William and Hannah (Kepple) Guy was born November 25, 1860, in Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and is a well known carriage and wagon maker of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Guy is of Irish descent, and a full account of his ancestry is given in the preceding sketch (John Guy Sketch). William Guy, father of Henry M. Guy, was born April 8, 1831, was reared on a farm, educated in the common schools, engaged in farming and in connection with this pursuit, engaged in carpenter work with his brother Richard. He followed farming and carpentering in Hempfield township until March 25, 1880, when he removed to Greensburg. He is a member of the Zion Lutheran church, and in politics is a Democrat. He married Hannah Kepple, and they had one son, Henry M.
Henry M. Guy received his education in the public schools of Hempfield township, and at the age of seventeen years closed his school life. He remained on the old homestead and acted as assistant to his father in the manifold duties of farm life. He continued this for about one year, and in the spring of 1880 moved to Greensburg and entered into a business engagement with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for one year. He then came to the conclusion that the wagon making field held out better prospects of success for the future. He engaged in this line of business, and has now (1906) continued it for a period of twenty-four years, with an unvaried degree of success. He is a member of Camp No. 18. W. W. He married, May 30, 1891, Anna M. Johnson, daughter of John and Martha (Anderson) Johnson, born in Unity township, near Youngstown, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1860. Mr. Guy is a member of the Lutheran church, and Mrs. Guy of the Reformed church of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Source: Page(s) 116 - 117, 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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