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continued the bottling business. He has been very successful in this line, and is agent for the Bartholomew company, of Rochester, New York. He is a careful and prudent business man, and has built up a remunerative trade.
    December 22, 1886, Mr. Rockefeller was united in marriage with Miss Harriet R., a daughter of Oliver McClow, of Sunbury, and their marriage has been blessed in the birth of three daughters; Catharine, Mary and Margaret.


WILLIAM J. RIDDELL, yard-master of the Pennsylvania railroad yards, at East Conemaugh, this county, is a son of Horace B. and Eva (Stormer) Riddell, and was born September 7, 1853, in Indiana county, Pennsylvania. The Riddell family is of Scotch-Irish descent.

    Robert Riddell (grandfather) was a native of northern Ireland. When he was about twelve years old his parents moved to France, where he lived until the age of twenty-two, at which time he emigrated to America and located in Indiana county, Pennsylvania. Here he purchased a farm, and the remainder of his life engaged in agriculture. At the age of twenty-five he married Miss Morry Britton, a Scotch woman. He died in 1872.
    Horace B. Riddell (father) was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and when quite a young man removed to Indiana county, where he lived for several years and then returned to Westmoreland county, locating at Lockport, where he still has his residence. By trade he is a carpenter and pattern-maker. In 1861 he enlisted in the Union army for a three-months' service, and served out his full term of enlistment. He married Miss Eva Stoner, of Westmoreland county, who died in 1878. The maternal grandfather,

Adam Stoner, was born in York county, Pennsylvania. He was a cabinet-maker by trade and removed from York county to Westmoreland county, where he died in 1869.
    William J. Riddell received his early education in the public schools of Blairsville, Indiana county, and Lockport, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. For three years after leaving school he followed the vocation of a plasterer. In 1870 he entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad company in the capacity of freight brakeman; in 1873 he was made freight conductor, which position he held until April 15, 1884, when he was promoted to the position of yard-master at Bolivar Junction, on the Pennsylvania Central. On April 15, 1890, he was transferred from Bolivar Junction to Conemaugh, this county, which position he occupies at the present time. Mr. Riddell has been twice married. In 1873 he married Miss Annie Potts, a daughter of Noah Potts, a steamboat captain on the Ohio river. To this marital relation six children were born: Sadie M., the wife of James Copstick, of Conemaugh, machinist in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad company; William J., Jr., who married Miss Louise Reed, of Conemaugh; Jennie M., Robert P., Michael H., who died in 1878; and Horace B., who died in infancy. His first wife died in 1887. His second marriage, which occurred in May, 1890, was to Miss Ada, daughter of Rev. J. A. Aldred, a Baptist minister of Danville, Pennsylvania. Their marriage has been blessed in the birth of two children, Lawrence A. and Sylva L.


JOSEPH BEARER, one of the most substantial and successful business men of Caroll township and Cambria county, is a son of Squire Francis and Margaret Ann (Miller)


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