FRED M. LEWELLYN, son of Charles and Christina (Protzman) Lewellyn, was born March iS, 1871, at Morgantown, West Virginia. His father, Charles Lewellyn (deceased), born near the Laurel Iron Works, West Virginia, was a farmer and also a cabinet maker.
Fred M. Lewellyn attended the public schools of his native place, but at an early age began the trade of cabinet-making with Price Brothers, Morgantown, with whom he also learned the business of painting. He continued with this firm until 1889, when he located at Scottdale. He then, with a partner, opened a painting and decorating business, under the firm title of Lewellyn and Keister, with an establishment at 602 North Broadway. This firm existed until 1896, when Mr. Keister withdrew, and the entire charge of the business was assumed by Mr. Lewellyn. At that time the business of the firm was confined to contract painting and decorating in Scottdale and vicinity, but when Mr. Lewellyn took charge of it he put in a large line of paints, varnishes, picture mouldings, etc., in addition to the former business. In August, 1898, he removed to his present location, 219 Pittsburg street, and enlarged the business in all branches, putting in a stock of wall paper, and adding other art lines. The establishment has constantly grown until it would be a credit to a place of much larger size than Scottdale. The business is divided into two distinct lines, the painting and decorating department, where he employs from eight to ten men, and the art department, which latter includes books, stationer-, holiday goods, toys, etc. He devotes his entire time and attention to the business, and is one of the most prominent young business men of the borough. He married, in June, 1892, Ella Strickler, daughter of Wilson (deceased) and Jennie Strickler. They have one child, Charles A. Lewellyn.
Source: Page(s) 206, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed August 2008 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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