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History of Cambria County, V.3

are the parents of the following children: Warren Earl, born February 13, 1899. William Kenneth, born February 7, 1901. Wilbur Dean, born February 1, 1904. Wallace Stanley, born October 6, 1905.

    JOHN CARTHEW. The late John Carthew, for many years identified with the mining interests of Johnstown, as was his brother, William Carthew, who died in that city seventeen years ago, and whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work, was born in December, 1830, in Cornwall, England, son of John and Mary (Grace) Carthew.
    When a lad of sixteen, John Carthew left his native land for Australia, where he worked for seven years in the gold mines, after which he spent another seven years as a sailor and for three years was a resident of Calcutta. In 1864 he emigrated to the United States and settled in Johnstown. The greater part of his life prior to this had been a series of wanderings. He had been thrice around the world and had crossed the Atlantic ocean twenty-four times. Being an expert miner, he readily secured work in the ore mines on Benshoft Hill, but after a time, desiring to extend still further his knowledge of the world, he went to Nevada and California, where, for a brief period, he worked in the gold fields. He then returned to Johnstown, where he became connected with the water-works, being one of those employed in taking charge of the dams. Later he was employed by George Hay, who was then engaged in superintending the making of tunnels for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. As an expert miner Mr. Carthew's advice and assistance in this work were extremely valuable. He subsequently entered the service of the Cambria Iron Company, with whom he remained until about 1893. He was a charter member of Kiskiminetas Tribe of Red Men, and also belonged to the Knights of Honor. His political principles here those of a stanch Republican. He was a member of St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal church.
    Mr. Carthew married, in 1863, in Wales, Mary Lewis, and they became the parents of the following children: John, died in infancy. John (2), of whom) later. Mary Grace, trained nurse in Philadelphia. Eliza Ann, died in infancy. Margaret, wife of George C. Hanna, of Camden, New Jersey. Sarah, wife of C. E. Smith, of Philadelphia. Cyrus, of Wissahickon, Pennsylvania, married Marie Williams. Helen, teacher in Johnstown public schools. Robert, of Philadelphia, married Bessie Roland. Catherine, teacher in Johnstown schools. Freda, living in Philadelphia.
    Mr. Carthew died at his home in Johnstown, January 6, 1906. He was highly esteemed for his many good qualities both as a man and a citizen, and his death was a source of sorrow, not only to his family and near friends, but to all with whom he was in any way associated. He was buried in Grand View cemetery.
    Mrs. Carthew is a daughter of Lewis and Margaret Lewis, and a granddaughter of Thomas and Margaret Lewis. Lewis Lewis was born in Wales and all his life followed the calling of a farmer. He married Margaret Jones, and their children were: Lewis, died in Wales. Margaret, widow of Thomas Jones, Living in Wales. Mary, born May 14, 1841, in Upper Darr, Wales, widow of John Carthew. Ann, wife of Richard Jones, died in Wales. Jane, living in Wales, wife of Isaac Jones. David, married Jane Jones, and died in Wales. Jonathan, living in Wales, married Mary Evans. Sarah, at home. Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Howell, both deceased. The parents of these children both died their native country.

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