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Biographical Notes of Pine Grove, Pennsylvania


by John William Barr

"A" & "J" Surnames

IRWIN, ROBERT, was born in Cressona. He was married to Lizzie Henry. He was a railroader most of his time, was passenger conductor for the P. & R. for some years, was conductor of a Florida railroad. He has traveled a great deal, was out in Denver several times. He has one son and one daughter; the son is out in Montana and is working for a railroad company; the daughter is married to Harry Smeltzer and lives with her parents. Mr. lrwin died, 1916. JONES, JOSIAH, followed boating for some years, after- wards was a freight train conductor for about 10 years. He was killed in a wreck in 1866 in North Pine Grove. He had three sons and three daughters: John was a dispatcher for some years, was engineer on the shifter for about 20 years; his health failing he was crossing watchman. William was a telegrapher. One son died. Leah was married to Harry D. Barr, he served in the Civil War. Sarah was married to John Frye. Rebecca was married to James Manwiller.
JONES, JOHN, had two sons and one daughter. Clinton is a farmer and lives in Washington township. Harry is an Evan- gelical minister. Emma is single and lives at home. John served in the Civil War.

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