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worked in the office of the Cambria company's furnace at Coopersdale, where he remained until the furnace went out of blast in 1850. Upon this event he farmed the Cambria furnace farm, where he still is. He is also engaged in the lumber business.
The father of our subject is a loyal republican and takes an active part in local politics, having held various township offices. He is a prominent and energetic member of the Methodist Epilcopal church, in which he has served as a class leader and trustee, besides having held other church offices.
William D. Galbraith was born January 15, 1863, on the old homestead at Cambria furnace, near Coopersdale, Pennsylvania. Like his father, he received his early education in the common schools, but in accordance with the demands of the times, he has been more liberally prepared for the responsibilities of an active life. Later, he spent one year at the Indiana Normal school, a similar length of time at Duff's Business college, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and one year at Mt. Union college, Ohio. After leaving college, he taught school two years in West Taylor township and Coopersdale, Cambria county. He then entered the First National Bank of Johnstown as a clerk, where he remained about one and one half years. Afterwards he engaged for two years as a clerk in a general store. His last business venture and that in which he is now engaged, is the conduct of a general store at Morrellville, in partnership with Mr. Loughry.
Mr. Galbraith, true to his ancestral traditions, is a republican in politics. At present he is burgess, having been appointed August 12, 1895, to fill the unexpired term of L. B. Hornberger, deceased. Like a worthy citizen, he takes a prominent part in all affairs pertaining to the good government of the town.
He is a member of Morrellville Lodge, No. 50, I. O. O. F., and of the Morrellville Conclave, No. 376, Independent Order of Heptasophs. Again true to the faith of his ancestors, we find his church affiliations with the Presbyterians, a people who hold faith dear to the heart of a Scotsman.
On March 19, 1890, Mr. Gailbraith married Jennie C., an estimable young lady, the daughter of J. Clark Loughry. They have three interesting children, Clark Bryan, Laura Belle and Alice Cannon.
In his career as student, teacher, clerk and business man, Mr. Galbraith has proven himself perservering and reliable, and he undoubtedly has before him a future of creditable success.
AUGUST BRADIMYER, the efficient superintendent of Grand View cemetery of the city of Johnstown, is a son of William and Charlotte (Bravier) Bradimyer, was born at Lewisville, Indiana county, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1850. His parents were natives of near Hanover, Germany, and shortly after marriage came to this country, landing August 10, 1850, the father dying in Johnstown, December 1, 1884, age sixty-eight years; and his widow survived him four years, passing away January 4, 1888, at seventy-nine years of age. William Bradimyer and his wife, of whose nativity and death we have so briefly spoken, were an honest and industrious couple, being consistent members of the Evangelical Lutheran church and their remains sleep in Grand View cemetery. William Bradimyer received his education in Germany, learned the trade of a blacksmith, and served four years as a soldier in the German cavalry regiment.