JAMES E. LOUGHREY. One of Greensburg's enterprising business men of the younger generation is James E. Loughrey. He is a grandson of John Loughrey, who was born in Derry, Ireland, emigrated to the United States about 1835, and settled in Greensburg. He married Jane McFarland, and the two enjoyed the respect of their neighbors and friends in their new home on this side of the sea.
James F. Loughrey son of John and Jane (McFarland) Loughrey, was born in 1849, in Greensburg, where he received his education in the common schools. When about sixteen years of age he left school and learned the marblecutter's trade with a firm in Pittsburg, and this calling he followed all his life. In 1877 he married Frances E., daughter of David and Martha (Steel) Mechling, the former a farmer and a native of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Loughrey had children: James E., mentioned hereafter; Carrie E., married in 1902, William H. Fisher, a jeweler of Greensburg, and has one child, Frances Elizabeth; Martha and Jane F.
James E. Loughrey, son of James F. and Frances E. (Mechling) Loughrey, was born February 27, 1880, in Greensburg and was educated in the common schools of her native town. After leaving school at the age of sixteen be obtained employment with the Greensburg Steam Laundry, where he remained four years and a half. He then became connected with the Westmoreland Laundry, with which he was associated one year and a half. At the end of that time, 1901, he moved into his own building and established the Keystone Laundry. The undertaking prospered and he is still busily engaged on the same site. Mr. Loughrey's sympathies and affiliations are with the Republican party, to which he gives the support and encouragement of his vote.
Source Page 36 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
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