JOSEPH EDWIN MITINGER, D. .D. S., son of Samuel and Catharine (Poorman) Mitinger, was born in Hempfield township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, January 5, 1863, and is now one of the representative members of the dental profession in Westmoreland county, and engaged in the successful practice of the same in the city of Greensburg.
He acquired his early education advantages in the public schools and seminary of Greensburg. After leaving school he secured a position in the scale or weighing office of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Huff Station, being employed as weighing clerk, in which capacity he had charge of weighing of all coke handled at this point by the company. After following this line of work for a period of almost six years. he matriculated in the Pennsylvania College of Dentistry, in the city of Philadelphia, where he completed the prescribed course, graduating as a member of the class of 1892 and receiving his degree, where he has since been actively engaged in the work of his profession. During the passing years his practice has increased in volume and importance, and his offices are fully equipped with every modern and practical device for both operative and laboratory work. In politics Dr. Mitinger gives an unqualified allegiance to the Republican party. He is actively identified with the Masonic order, and is a prominent member of the Greensburg Driving Club, of which he is secretary. He takes a keen and active interest in athletic sports. Dr. Mitinger married, April 11, 1895, Mary Clarke Bray, born in Rockaway, New Jersey, a daughter of John W. and Catharine Z. Bray. Their children are : Edward, born October 312, 1898 ; and Robert, born May 17, 1902.
Source Pages 62 & 63 History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906
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