Mifflin County Biographies
"History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Vol. II" 1913
The Furmans came to Lewistown from Northumberland
county, Pennsylvania. Isaac Furman, grandfather of
Scott Furman, of Lewistown, was a blacksmith, later a
clothing merchant of Sunbury. He died in 1910, his wife Elizabeth
preceding him to the grave. Among their children was a son, Nathan F.
Nathan F., son of Isaac and Elizabeth Furman, was born in
Irish Valley, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania. He obtained a
good education and early entered mercantile life; later established a
general furniture and house furnishing business at Sunbury, Pennsylvania, where he conducted a prosperous business and now lives retired.
He is a Republican in politics and a member of the Lutheran church.
He married Sarah Waldsmith, deceased, also a native of Northumberland county. Children: Herbert I. ; Scott, (see below); Annie E.;
Belle, and Jerome.
Scott, son of Nathan F. and Sarah (Waldsmith) Furman, was
born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, October 12, 1876. He is a graduate
of Sunbury high school, then learned the plumbing trade, and in 1899
came to Lewistown and there entered the employ of W. B. Bratton,
as plumber, continuing with him until 1905, when he formed a partnership and established in the plumbing and heating business in Lewistown,
under the firm name of Furman & Oles. He is well established, has a
good business and resides at No. 20 Chestnut street. Mr. Furman enlisted in 1898 in Company E. Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Troops,
serving until the close of the Spanish-American war. He is a Republican
in politics, and both he and his wife are attendants of the Presbyterian
He married, June 16, 1907, Nettie Rountree, of Lewistown, daughter
of William Rountree, deceased, a pioneer of Mifflin county.
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