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|Birth: ||Aug., 1819, Scotland|
History of Lycoming County by Meginness:
John Arthur proprietor of the Park Machine Shops was born in Scotland the son of William and Elizabeth (McConachy) Arthur. His father was a shipbuilder. He received his education in his native country and also learned the blacksmith trade. In Dec 1839 he immigrated to America and his first job was at Simmon's Ax Factory in Trenton NJ. From there he moved to Burlington Bradford County where he farmed and erected a steam and water mill on Brown's creek. He was engaged in manufacturing and shipping rafts down the Susquehanna. He came to Williamsport in 1865 and opened a blacksmith shop. In 1887 he opened another in Emporium Pa. He is a Republican in politics. In 1841 he married Miss Nancy A Knapp daughter of William Knapp of Burlington Bradford Pa. They have four children, Elizabeth wife of C K Whiting, William, Lawrence and John. Mr Arthur is a member of the Third Presbyterian Church of Williamsport.
Nancy Adelede Knapp Arthur (1822 - 1900)*
Lawrence Arthur (1849 - 1901)*
John Arthur (1854 - 1917)*
Oscar Arthur (1859 - 1889)*
Created by: Kathryn
Record added: Feb 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104767251
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