Biography of Robert McKinley
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

ROBERT McKINLEY. Among the brick manufacturers of Pittsburg is Robert McKinley, who was born in Derry county, Ireland, February 2, 1830, and came to Brownstown, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1833, with his parents. The father was John McKinley, born in Ireland, and came to America as above indicated in July, 1833. He engaged in brick making. He married Isabella AndeIson, by whom was born: Margaret J., Martha, Samuel, Robert, Alexander and Eliza. The father died in 1834, and the mother in 1860.

Robert McKinley, of this notice, was educated in the common schools and then moved to what was called Croghanville (now Twelfth ward) and engaged in the manufacture of brick. In 1861 he moved to Bloomfield and later to Brushton, where he and his sons are still in the brick business. He was elected a member of the city council. Mr. McKinley married Margaret, daughter of Conrad Claver, of Pittsburg, and to them were born the following children: 1. Samuel, was elected a select councilman in 1906. He has been secretary of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 883 for fourteen years, and a member for twenty five years; for twenty two years a member of Bainbridge Council 128, Junior Order United American Mechanics, and member of Crescent School Board of the Forty sixth ward, formerly Sterrett township, for twelve years. 2. William C., an ex-sheriff of the county. 3. Robert, assistant chief of the Pittsburg fire department. 4. Isabella A. 5. Charles, all living, and Freemont, who died in 1856; James, who died in 1868; and Margaret, who died in 1870.

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

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