MRS. J. H. LEIGHTY, the genial proprietor of the Tarr Hotel, Tarr Station, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, is the daughters of Thomas and Harriet (Buttermore) Cunningham.
George Buttermore, maternal grandfather, was born and reared in Fayette county, and was a farmer by occupation. He owned a large tract of valuable, well cultivated land near Collinsville, and was a very successful farmer. In religious faith he was a member of the Baptist church. He married Barbara Smith, and their children are: John; Nancy, married Abram Franks; Mary, married a Mr. Lyon; Catherine, married George Eicher; Thomas; Jackson; Smith, M. D.; Maria, married Abram Franks; Margaret, married Harry Franks; Amanda, married Benjamin Baer; and Harriet, the mother, of Mrs. Leighty.
Thomas and Harriet (Buttermore) Cunningham are the parents of children: Charles, a well driller of Fayette county, Jennie, deceased, married A. M. Umbel; Lillian N., of whom later; George, a stone mason of Collinsville; Carrie, wife of W. A. Ganiet; Laura, married William Waite; Daisy; Richard, an engineer on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad; Harry, a farmer of Fayette county; Blanche, died at the age of sixteen years.
Lillian Cunningham married, November, 1881, J. H. Leighty. Their children were: Walter H. and Ralph H. Mrs. Leighty is now engaged in the conduct of the Tarr Hotel, and has achieved gratifying success in this line. Her house compares favorably with the best equipped hotels in this section and enjoys a generous patronage.
Source: Page(s) 175, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed May 2007 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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