DAVID OLIVER McNUTT. The father of David Oliver McNutt, of Jacobs Creek, was John McNutt, a native of Ireland, where he was born about 1835. In his early manhood he came to the United States to visit a sister who resided in Philadelphia, and was so much pleased with the country that he decided to remain and make it his home. After spending some time in Philadelphia he settled in Greenoak, Allegheny county, where he engaged in farming. On the breaking out of the Civil war he enlisted in the army, serving three years, and after his return home remained some years in Allegheny county. He then moved to Rostraver township, Westmoreland county, where he purchased a farm, which was his home for the remainder of his life. Mr. McNutt married Sarah Clark, and of their nine children eight survive: William, resides in Rostraver township; Samuel, a resident of Omaha, Nebraska; John resides in South Huntingdon township; Anna, married George Beaumont, of Rostraver township; Maria, resides at home; Margaret, wife of Lewis Carter, of Fayette county; Fannie, resides in Pittsburg; and David Oliver, mentioned hereafter At the time of his death Mr. McNutt was about sixty-two years of age.
David Oliver McNutt, son of John and Sarah (Clark) McNutt, was born March 17, 1870, in Rostraver township, where he acquired his education in the common schools. Until he attained his majority he was his father's assistant on the farm, afterward accepting a position with the Morgan, Moore & Bain Coal Company with whom he remained eleven years, being promoted from time to time until he became weighmaster and outside foreman. In 1902 he resigned his position and in company with Charles Porter purchased the mercantile business of L. D. Sisler, in Jacobs Creek. In this undertaking he has been very successful and is still conducting the business. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the Baptist church. Mr. McNutt married, November, 1899, Jonan, daughter of Oliver Porter, of Rostraver township, now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. McNutt have two children: Mary Olive, and William Porter.
Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 283-4.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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