Biography of David F. Collingwood
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

DAVID FOULK COLLINGWOOD, whose varied interests in the city of Pittsburg [sic] make him a leading representative man thereof, and who has been an earnest promoter of general improvements, encouraging any object which he considers to be for the public good, was born September 29, 1862, in Pittsburg [sic], Pennsylvania, son of William and Maria L. (Foulk) Collingwood.

William Collingwood (father) was born September 23, 1812, in the village of Addison, Somerset county, Pennsylvania. His parents removed to Pittsburg the following year, locating in the Seventh ward, where William attended the subscription schools. In 1853 he established a fire insurance agency at 307 Wood street, known as Loomis & Collingwood, which was in existence until September, 1885, when Mr. Loomis retired, and the firm name became Collingwood & Son. William Collingwood continued in that &siness very successfully until his death, which occurred November 6, a period of almost half a century. He served for several years as a director of the public schools of the Seventh ward, Pittsburg, rendering therein efficient service. He was a staunch Republican in politics. He married, November, 1861, Maria L. Foulk, daughter of David A. and Elizabeth (Hartman) Foulk, of Pittsburg, and ten children were the issue: David Foulk, see forward; Lewis W., Fannie R., Robert L., Clements B., George J., Anna D., deceased; Mary L, Howard D. and Loy H. Mr. and Mrs. Collingwood were members of the First Presbyterian church of Wilkinsburg.

David F. Collingwood attended the public schools of the Seventh and Eighth wards of Pittsburg, and upon the conclusion of his studies engaged in the fire insurance business with his father, being admitted to the firm in September, 1895, and this line he still continues, with offices at No. 24$ Fourth avenue, Pittsburg. In politics he affiliates with the Republican party on national issues. On November, 4, 1902, Mr. Collingwood was elected treasurer of Allegheny county for a term of three years, on the Citizens' Fusion ticket, in which capacity he served with credit!. He is a director in the Keystone National Bank of Pittsburg, director of the Union Electric Company, trustee of the Dollar Savings Bank, trustee of the Braddock General Hospital, president of the Pennsylvania State Association of Fire Insurance Agents, member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Club. He also attained great prominence in Free Masonry, being a member of Crescent Lodge No. 376, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he is a past master, Shiloh Royal Arch Chapter. No. 257, of which he is a past high priest; Tancred Commandery, No. 48, Knights Templar, and a member of Pennsylvania Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, in which he has attained the thirty-second degree. He has also been honored with the thirty-second degree, September, 1906, and is a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States.

Mr. Collingwood married, September 23, 1890, Mary E. Kirkpatrick, daughter of the late Allen Kirkpatrick, who was one of The largest wholesale grocers of Pittshurg, and whose death occurred February 20, 1890. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Collingwood are Rebecca Bell and Allen Kirkpatrick. Mr. and Mrs. Collingwood are members of the Calvary Presbyterian church of Braddock.


From:
A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
1908.


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