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His avocation was that of a contractor and builder. Mr. Weaver has one brother and one sister living; Walter S., who is chief time-clerk for the Cambria Iron company, and Lulu M., wife of M. G. Moore, who is employed as a mining engineer by the Cambria Iron company. Another brother, Frank R., died in 1880 at the age of seventeen.
    On September 23, 1884, he married Jennie Nitterauer, a daughter of Rev. Cornelius Nitterauer, of Ohio, a minister of the Lutheran church, and who was located at Blairsville, Pennsylvania, at the time of his death. The family of Mr. Weaver, as is shown by this sketch, is composed of prosperous, intelligent people. He has three children: Louisa D., born July 4, 1885; Frank R., born November 28, 1887; and Alan M., born September 15, 1891.
    He was educated in the public schools of Johnstown, and passed his examination for the high school at the age of fourteen, an evidence of the possession of industrious habits and unusual ability. Being ambitious to begin a business career, he took a position with the Cambria Iron company in 1873 as an office boy. He had in him the elements of success, and consequently rose steadily. In 1876 he was made a clerk in the general office; in 1877 he became assistant cashier; in 1883 assumed general duties in connection with the order department; in 1889 he was given the very responsible position which he now holds, and which includes the supervision of the clerical forces of the Company. In the absence of the general manager he acts with full authority, his position being as stated in the beginning, that of assistant general manager. Mr. Weaver, although a prominent man, and one who could command good support, has never been an office-seeker.
    In 1880 he joined company H, Fifth regi-
ment, National guards of Pennsylvania, and in this capacity, too, received deserved promotions, being first raised from a private to the position of first lieutenant of the company, later was made adjutant of the regiment, and finally became an aid on the staff of Governor James A. Beaver, being on his staff until January, 1885, when he withdrew from the service.


JOHN FENLON, ESQ., the nestor of the Cambria county bar, is a son of James and Catherine (MacDonald) Fenlon, and was born in Ireland in 1816. About 1834 he emigrated to this country, and for a short time located in Philadelphia, where he was employed by Robert Towland, a wholesale merchant of that place. At a later date he removed to Ebensburg, this county, and after remaining here six months, he removed to Indiana, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, where he entered the law office of Judge Thomas White, a distinguished attorney of that place, afterwards judge of the Tenth Judicial district of Pennsylvania. On finishing the study of law under this able preceptor, he was admitted to the Indiana county bar in 1837.
    Immediately after his admission to the Indiana bar, he came to Ebensburg and was admitted to the Cambria county bar, where he has since practiced his profession. Politically he was reared a whig, but became a democrat during the campaign that resulted in the election of James Buchanan for President, for which candidate he voted. In 1848 he was elected to the Pennsylvania legislature on the Whig ticket, but at the end of that time retired from political life until 1879, when, because of an issue involving an effort to remove the county seat to Johnstown, he was per-


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