Allen P. Musick

ALLEN P. MUSICK. The family of which Allen P. Musick. of Monessen, is a member belongs to Westmoreland count-. Samuel Musick married Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham Brinker, also of this county, and among their children was a son, Allen P., mentioned hereafter. Mr. and Mrs. Musick are now residents of Lycippus.

Allen P. Musick, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Brinker) Musick, was born April 14, 1872, near Hannastown, where he received the greater part of his education in the common schools, finishing with one term at Greensburg Seminary. After leaving school he entered the service of the Farmers' Trading Company, with which he was connected for some ten years. During that period he advanced to be head of the force and for several Years had charge of the Hosteller store. During the two last Years he was virtually manager of both the Hosteller and Whitney stores of the company-, thus gaining a large and varied experience which has proved of much benefit to him in his own personal business. In 1901 he left this position and went to Monessen and October 3, 1901. he opened a grocery and provision store on Schoonmaker avenue, and is still carrying on the business on the same site. He purchased the property, this providing himself with a residence and a place of business. His stock is one of the best selected in the borough and he has built up a flourishing trade. When he established the business he was associated with his brother under the firm name of Musick Brothers, and the partnership was continued until February, 1903, when Mr. Musick bought out his brother's interest and has since conducted the business alone. He is one of the board of directors of the People's National Bank of Monessen, and was elected first president of Merchants' Exchange, also of Monessen. He belongs to the I. O. O. H.; also the F. and A. M., of Monessen. He is a member and trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church and also superintendent of the Sunday school. He was elected to the office of councilman from the third ward for a term of three years. Mr. Musick married, September 17, 1894, May, daughter of W. J. and Deborah Peterson, of Ligonier, and they have two children: William S., and Merle Wilfred Musick.  

Source: Page(s) 241-242, 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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