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and Mrs. Mitchell have been born three sons and one daughter: Percy S., connected with the D. E. department of the Pennsylvania Railroad company; John Hays, connected with the passenger department of the Pennsylvania Railroad company, and located in Washington, D. C.; Marguerite and Paul at home.


STEWART A. HILL, a son of John W. and Martha (Stuart) Hill, was born near Leechburg, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, June 18, 1853. His immediate ancestors on both sides were of Western Pennsylvania stock. His father was born near Greensburg, Westmoreland county, and died at Armagh, Indiana county, September 21, 1890, aged sixty-eight years.
    From boyhood the latter was an active member of the Methodist Episcopal church, where his talent as a public speaker found frequent exercise as a local exhorter. By occupation he was a farmer. From 1868 to the date of his death he was a resident of Indiana county. His grandfather, Aaron Hill was a native of Pennsylvania; but little of his history has been preserved in the family records, beyond the facts that he was engaged in agricultural pursuits in Westmoreland county. He was born in 1782, in the state of Maryland, and died July 1, 1842, near Greensburg, Westmoreland county, aged sixty years.
    He was of Scotch extraction. Martha Stuart was born at Ligonier, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. She was a woman of rare virtue, and was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in whose communion she died April 24, 1894, at the age of sixty-six years.
    Grandfather Barrakiah Stuart was born in Westmoreland county, of Scotch ancestry.

He was a farmer by occupation, and lived and died in the county of his birth, his death occurring in 1849, near West Fairfield, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania; death resulting from accident by falling from a building.
    Our subject, Stewart A. Hill, was himself reared in Armstrong and Indiana counties. His educational facilities were such as are ordinarily provided by the common schools, supplemented by a single term at the Indiana Normal school, and a short term at a business college. Subsequently he followed the profession of teaching for eight years in Indiana and Cambria counties, including two years in the public schools of Johnstown. He was a successful instructor; but preferring a business career to the routine of the schoolroom, he, on May 24, 1880, accepted a position as clerk and salesman for the Penn Traffic company of the same city, with which he has been continuously identified since 1884 as foreman and buyer of the shoe department.
    June 15, 1880, Mr. Hill was married to Miss Laura J., daughter of Elias Paul, of Johnstown. Four children, one son and three daughters, have been born to this union, viz.: Bessie O., Edith V., W. Forester, and Martha M.
    Mr. Hill is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Also of the following societies: A.O.K. of M.C., Knights of Pythias, and Royal Arcanum, the latter being identified especially as an insurance feature.


HENRY ANDERSON, a successful business man, and who enjoys the distinction of being one of the pioneer merchants of Morrellville, is a son of John and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Anderson, and was born in Londonderry township, Bedford county, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1844.


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