Biography of Casper W. Easley
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

CASPER W. EASLEY, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of North Buffalo township and Armstrong county, is a son of Casper W., Sr., and Elizabeth (Rufiier) Easley, and Was born in North Buffalo township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, February 16, 1804. Casper W. Easley, Sr. (grandfather), was born near Greensburg, Westmoreland county, in April, 1760, and settled in 1796 upon the farm now owned by his grandsons in North Buffalo township. He died in 1829, aged sixty nine years.

Casper W. Easley was reared on his father's fhrm and received a good practical business education in the schools of his neighborhood. Upon attaining his majority, he engaged in farming, which he followed until 1882. At his father's death he came into possession of a fine farm of two hundred and fifteen acres, which he carefully improved and farmed until 1882, when he gave it to his sons, William, Archy and Frank Easley.

On January 17, 1830, Mr. Easley united in marriage with Eleanor Black, daughter of Archy Black, of Butler county, Pa. To them have been born eight children: Mary E., born January 31, 1832, wife of James McGirk; James, born June 22, 1835, died July 27, 1858; William, born May 28, 1837, married to Nancy MeCartney; Archy, born July 16, 1844, married Ellen Hartnet; John, born June 9, 1848, married Annie Swaney; Maggie, born March 27, 1842, wife of Henry McElroy; Alice, born January 7, 1840, wife of Michael Kelly, and Frank, born August 24, 1856, at home.

Casper W. Easley is a democrat of the old school, and has never in a single instance swerved from his allegiance to his party. He has been a member of the Guardian Angel Catholic church for nearly three quarters of a century. Although never asking for any office, yet he has been elected by his fellow citizens to all of his township offices. No man stands higher in the regard of his neighbors than Casper W. Easley. He has always been an active man, and even now at his advanced age of eighty seven years walks perfectly erect, and with an elastic step that would do credit to one fifty years his junior in age.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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