Biography of John H. Vincent
Allegheny County, PA Biographies

JOHN HENRY VINCENT, chief clerk under the superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Sheridan, Pennsylvania, was born July 25, 1862.

He received his education at Alliance Ohio, graduating from the high school, and then entered Rensselarl College, Troy, New York. After leaving college he was employed by the Adams Express Company as assistant agent and messenger in 1881, and remained in that position about six years, then went to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the service of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad Company as a general utility man, under the general manager. He continued there five years and resigned his position to accept one with the Southern Railway Company, which he held one year, an& then came to Sheridan, Pennsylvania, in March, 1893, and entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as chief clerk, which position he still occupies. In his political belief he is an ardent Republican; be was elected first as treasurer of the borough of Sheridan and has since been county committeeman and member of the school board. In 1906 he was elected as chief burgess of his borough for a three years' term. He manifests much interest in local politics. He is a member of the Presbyterian church at Shendan. In civic societies he is an advanced Mason, belonging to the Thirty second degree of that body; is also an Odd Fellow and a past exalted ruler of the Brotherhood of Elks. He is connected with the fraternal order of Maccabees, and member of the Loyal Legion (through descent).

Mr Vincent marned, September 10, 1884, Edith Oberlin, of Massillon, Ohio. She is the daughter of Arnold Oberlin and wife. Her father is engaged in the wholesale grocery trade in Massillon. She has one sister, the wife of Adam Knablash, of Canton, Ohio.

William H. Vincent, father of John H. Vincent, was born in Devonshire, England, in 1837, and came to America in 1848, settling at Cleveland, Ohio, where he remained until twenty years of age; be then located at Massiflon, Ohio, where he engaged in the hotel business, which he continues to follow. He married Rebecca Voeghan Ellerson, daughter of John Ellerson, of Alliance, Ohio.


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


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