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 John G. McCrory

John G. McCrory

Birth
Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Nov 1943 (aged 83)
Brush Valley, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 3681 · View Source
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Businessman. He was the founder of the McCrory Five and Ten Cent store chain. Born in East Wheatfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Cumberland County while still a boy. He returned to Johnstown, Pennsylvania at age 18 and began working in retail stores. Four years later, at age 22, he opened at Scottsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania the first of what would become hundreds of McCrory chain stores. His stores would come to be considered the second of the great five-and-dime chain stores founded at the end of the nineteenth century, following F.W. Woolworth (1879) and preceded those of S.S. Kresge (1899). The latter chain was later renamed K-Mart. He is interred in the family mausoleum, above whose entrance is inscribed "McCrorey," the original spelling of the family name.

Bio by: Albert Ledoux


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  • Added: 17 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3681
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John G. McCrory (11 Oct 1860–20 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3681, citing Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .