MICHAEL E. HALLIMAN, real estate dealer and insurance man, was born December ii, 188o, in Columbiana county, Ohio, a son of Martin and Mary E. (Gorman) Halliman. The father, a resident of New Brighton, was born near Olean, New York, a son of Michael and Anna Halliman, born natives of Ireland, who came to this country and settled on a farm in New York State. He was a machinist in early life, latterly a master mechanic with the Kennedy Company, keg manufacturers, of New Brighton.
Michael E. Halliman was reared in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, and educated in the public schools of Beaver Falls. At the age of thirteen years he entered the employ of the Carnegie Steel Company at Beaver Falls as office boy, and advanced through various departments, remaining through the changes of management until he reached the position of assistant paymaster. The plant was then purchased by the American Steel and Wire Company, and he remained with them until they closed the Beaver Falls plant, when he was transferred to the Twentieth street works at Pittsburg, and for one year worked for them as paymaster. He then was engaged as foreman of the rivet department by the Oliver Iron and Steel Company of Pittsburg, remaining with that company until i9oo. He then came to Monessen as paymaster of the local plant of the Paige Wire Fence Company and held that position until March 7, 1905, when he resigned to take up the real estate and insurance business. His office is at No. 519 Schoonmaker avenue, previously occupied by E. M. Frye, to whose business Mr. Halliman succeeded. In connection with his real estate business he does a general insurance business, being the representative of eight fire insurance companies, both foreign and domestic, one life insurance company, the New York Life, and two casualty companies. He is also a notary public, and is a stockholder in the Savings and Trust Company of Monessen, one of its original stockholders. For a time he was a stockholder in the Paige Wire Fence Company of Monessen, but has recently sold his holdings in that concern. In local affairs he has been an active worker for the public good, in politics an ardent Republican, and is one of the best known but most unassuming citizens of the town. He is a member of B. P. O. E., Monessen Lodge, No_ i3, of the K. C., and of a Batchelors' Club of Monessen.
Source: Page(s) 229-230, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
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