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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 453
    His statue of the heroic Franklin presented to Philadelphia by a citizen in 1900, stands on the Chestnut street front of the postoffice, while a replica of it was unveiled in Paris at the Franklin bicentenary celebration in January, 1906. He is also the author of a military statue erected on the battle-field of Gettysburg to honor the memory of the fallen heroes of a Tammany regiment from New York city. He is also a member of the Architectural League of New York, and of the National Arts Club of that city.
    Mr. Boyle states that Charles Lazar, a renowned painter and brilliant pupil of Gerome, was born in Johnstown. Mr. Lazar has lived in Paris for many years, occasionally visiting America.
    Mrs. Leonora Storm-Darragh and George W. Storm are a daughter and son of Dr. David T. Storm, of Johnstown. Peter Storm, their grandfather, was a native of Switzerland, who came to America prior to the Revolutionary war, and, enlisting in the Continental army, was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. In the war of 1812 Peter Storm and his son David were members of Captain Metzgar's company from York, and participated in the battle of North Point, near Baltimore. Peter Storm was a member of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania for several sessions.
    David T. Storm was born in 1796, and died May 31, 1869. He graduated from Emmitsburg College in 1822, studied medicine and about 1826 located in Johnstown for the practice of his profession. He and Maria Jane Agnew were married by the Rev. Dr. Gallitzin of Loretto. A son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Storm died in their infancy, and Anna, Josephine and Mary when young ladies; John A. is a mining engineer in the West, and Francis D., the youngest child, is now living in Denver.
    Leonora Wenifreed married Hart Darragh, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, and now resides in Philadelphia, where she has an art studio on Chestnut street. When she was attending the St. Aloysius seminary at Loretto her inclination to drawing and painting evinced the talent which she has developed to a marked degree. Studying under Jerome Thompson of New York, a distinguished artist, and also at the Julian Academy, she subsequently went to Paris, where she selected portrait painting as her field in art. Many of her portraits are hanging in pri-


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