JOHN M. CHARNOCK, of Wellsburg, was born at Wheeling April 10, 1849, the son of William and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Charnock. His father, a native of Virginia was a blacksmith by trade and a member of the well known firm of B. & J. N. Charnock, who manufactured wagons and shipped them to New Orleans, and also did much steamboat work. He was a valued citizen of Wheeling and a faithful member of the Episcopal church. He died on August 1857. His widow survives at the age of seventy-four years. Of their ten children, three sons and three daughters survive. John M. Charnock at the age of thirteen years began learning the tinner's trade under Nesbit & Brother, and becoming a master of the trade opened a business of his own at Wheeling in 1872. A year later he removed to Wellsburg, of which he has since been an esteemed citizen. Though his establishment has burned out several times, his business has risen again from the ashes, and his industry and enterprise have made him successful and prosperous. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which he has been a steward several years, and he is politically a republican. Mr. Charnock was married January 17, 1871 to Susan, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller, of Wheeling estimable people who are highly regarded by their relatives and friends. By this marriage he has nine children, John H., who being a fine workman assists his father in his shop; Mary C., Edna, Leona, Artie, Elwood, Howard, Ethel and Ellda, twins.
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