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History of Cambria County, V.2

Larimer in the lead, a gun was accidentally discharged, and he was fatally shot. He was a quiet, manly lad, and his death was deeply regretted. 10. Viola Gertrude, born June 29, 1873, married, January 5, 1897, James Fredericks, of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, and died October 6, 1900.
    Lester Larimer, second son and eighth child of William and Mary Jane (Sharp) Larimer, was born September 3, 1868. He was reared on the home farm, and his education was acquired in the public schools of the district, in which he won much credit. At the early age of sixteen years he commenced teaching in the public schools, and followed this vocation for a period of nine years—four terms in the county district, two years in Chest township, two years in Black Lick township, and then four years in the Ebensburg public schools. At the end of this time he established himself in the real estate business, associating himself with T. Stanton Davis, and doing business under the firm name of Larimer & Davis. This was in 1894, and the partnership has continued uninterrupted up to the present time. The American National Bank of Ebensburg was organized in May, 1902, and he was appointed assistant cashier of that institution, a position which he still fills. He has also served as secretary of the Ebensburg Building and Loan Association since May, 1892. He was employed as fireman on the Pennsylvania railroad from August 15, 1887, until October, 1888, between Altoona and Pittsburg. His political affiliations are with the Democratic party, and he served seven years as clerk in the office of the recorder, under Clinton J. Blair, and was in the prothonotary's office under James C. Darby. He takes a lively interest in educational matters, and is at present one of the board of school directors of Ebensburg. He is treasurer of the Heptasophs, serving since August, 1895; is secretary of Highland Lodge, No. 428, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of Cresson Encampment, No. 240.
    He married, January 20, 1892, Izora Davis, of Ebensburg, daughter of Captain Thomas Davis. (See sketch elsewhere in this work.) Their children are: Thomas William, born July 8, 1893; Clement Wendell, May 25, 1895; John Lester, August 18, 1897; Paul Davis, May 30, 1899; Myron Schuyler, May 22, 1901; Claud, 1903; Gertrude Thelma, January 3, 1905, and an infant son, August 24, 1906. The family attend the Congregational church.

    HEZEKIAH WILSON MARBOURG, M. D., late of Johnstown, who was a capable and efficient physician and surgeon and a citizen of worth and character, was a representative of a family of German ancestry which numbered many professional members.
    Maximilian Marbourg, M. D., grandfather of Dr. Hezekiah W. Marbourg, was born in Marbourg, Austria, and studied medicine in the college at Munich, Germany. Soon after his

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