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History of Cambria County, V.2

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 511
Century Stove and Manufacturing Company, treasurer of and holds a controlling interest in the stock of the Savage Fire Brick Company, with plants located at Keystone Junction and Williams, Somerset county, and at Hyndman, Bedford county.
    Mr. Waters votes the Democratic ticket, and was twice induced to enter the field of politics. During the first Bryan campaign he was a candidate for county treasurer, but was defeated by only two hundred and fifteen votes, in a distinctly Republican year, with the presidential candidate, on the opposing side, receiving about two thousand majority. During the second Bryan campaign Mr. Waters was again nominated by his party as their candidate for sheriff. This nomination was made much against the wishes of Mr. Waters, and notwithstanding he made a vigorous canvass he was defeated in the landslide of this national campaign. Mr. Waters is a member of Cambria Lodge No. 278, F. and A. M..; Portage Chapter, No. 195, R. A. M., of which he is past high priest; Cambria Council, No. 32, R. and S. M.; Oriental Commandery, No. 61, or which he is past commander; Syria Temple, K. S. S.; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 175, of Johnstown; Mineral Lodge, No. 89, Knights of Pythias. In his church relations Mr. Waters affiliates with the Methodist Episcopal Denomination.
    Mr. Waters married, December 5, 1889, Alice M. Suppes, daughter of Conrad and Alice (Andrews) Suppes, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. (See sketch of the Suppes family.) By this union were born the following children; John Conrad, died aged fourteen months; Robert S., Elizabeth M. and Alice A. Waters.

    JOSEPH STOREY. His ancestors who had lived near Ipswich, Massachusetts, moved to New Jersey, from where in 1800 they came to Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania. His brothers were John, Charles, and William; his sisters were Rebecca, married to Jacob Walters; Nancy; one who married a Mr. Churn; and another married to a Mr. Lattimer. Joseph Storey married Catherine Kiser, of Frederick City, Maryland, who was born August 12, 1785, and died at New Derry, in September, 1866. Her brothers were: Issac, Adam, William, Jacob, Joseph and John Kiser. Her sisters were: Sarah, married to Jacob Sidler, of Dane county, Wisconsin; Mary, married to Samuel Sloan, residing near Blairsville; and Susan Kiser. Her parents were John and Susan Icis Kiser, who coming from Hagerstown in 1793, located on the Kiser farm near Latrobe. In 1810 they removed to Congress, Wayne county, Indiana, where they died.
    William Sloan Storey, his son, born at New Derry, July 20, 1821, died in Johnstown, August 4, 1882. His brothers and sisters were: Rebecca, married Ebenezer Smith; John, Susannah; Mary, married to William Henderson; and Joseph Storey, late of Altoona. He married Rebecca Ellen Dixon, of Blairs-


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