GEORGE SLAINE, a steamship agent, court interpreter and notary public, is a native of Hungary, born at Markusfalva, March 23, 1866, the son of George and Mary (Gavulish) Slaine. The father was engaged in the farm and dairy business. In religion he espoused the Catholic faith, and in politics was independent. He received a good common school education and afforded his children the same.
George Slaine was educated in the common schools and took a five years' course in the Gymnasium College at Iglo, Hungry. He came to America in 1883, landing in New York City, March 1st. He served in the United States army as a member of the Sixteenth United States Regular Infantry Regiment, on the Western frontier, and was wounded and finally honorably discharged February 25 1890, as a non-commissioned officer. He was discharged on account of ill health. He was in the command of Major Chaffe (now lieutenant-general). Politically, Mr. Slaine is a supporter of the Democratic party and has served as official court interpreter for Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, for the past sixteen years. Of his religious faith it may be said that he adheres to that of the Roman Catholic church, and is a member of several benevolent societies. After leaving the army Mr. Slaine did clerical work for the deceased Imperial and Royal Hungarian Consul, Max Schamberg, at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and in 1890 was employed by John Dunhill, a steamship agent at Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1894 he has been engaged in conducting a trans-Atlantic shipping office, chiefly for passengers and foreign exchange business, issuing drafts, or letters of credit. He was married at Greensburg. Pennsylvania, June 7, 1892, to Anna C. Hoebing, daughter of Herman and Christina Hoebing. Mrs. Slaine's father was a carpenter by occupation. Their children were: Josephine, born October 14, 1894, died November, 1896: Rose Amelia, born October 28, 1896; Vincent R. born April 21, 1898; George H., born September 21 1899; Joseph B. born March 20, 1902; Dorothy C., born January 28. 1905. These children were all born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Slaine has been an uncommonly active, aggressive citizen of his adopted country and has a fine education, both in English and in several other languages. He has been a loyal citizen and is a prosperous business man.
Source: Page(s) 94-95, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed February 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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