AMOS K. HUTCHINSON. Greensburg possess in Amos K. Hutchinson a public-spirited citizen. His paternal grandfather came from Ireland, while his grandfather on his mother's side was a native of Germany. He is a son of Joshua and Susan (King) Hutchinson, and was born September 30, 1858, in Greensburg, Pa.
Amos K. Hutchinson attended the common schools of Greensburg. At the age of thirteen he obtained employment on the Pennsylvania railroad, at the same time attending school during two winters. He continued to work for this railroad until he was within three months of his majority. In March, 1903, he was elected chief of police, and was re-elected in 1904-05-06, his administration of the duties of the office proving in the highest degree satisfactory to all concerned. He has also given evidence of his zeal in public service by becoming a member of the volunteer fire department, No. 3. He belongs to the Eagles, No. 723, and Woodmen of the World, No. 18, of Westmoreland county. Mr. Hutchinson married, June 3, 1880, Elizabeth, daughter of George and Susan Rohrbacher, and their children were : Carrie S., John C., George E., Walter J., Samuel L., deceased ; and Clarence M. Mr. Hutchinson and his children sustained a severe bereavement in the death of the wife and mother, who passed away November 14, 1902.
Source Page 55 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
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