Biography of Harry R. McCauley
Indiana County, PA Biographies

HARRY R. MCCAULEY, a prosperous, progressive and energetic young business man, now actively and successfully engaged in the general mercantile business at Saltsburg, was born in Bell township, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, April 13, 1860, and is a son of John G. and Mary J. (Alcorn) McCauley. John McCauley (paternal grandfather) is a native of Ireland, came to the United States where he located in Westmoreland county, where he now resides in a comfortable home. He has been a farmer and is now very active for a man nearly four score and ten. He was born in 1803, and is a member of the Presbyterian church. John G. McCauley (father) was a native of Bell township, Westmoreland county, and an extensive farmer and stock dealer, in connection with which he was engaged in the general mercantile business for some years. He was very successful in business, firm in his convictions and very energetic. In political opinion he was a republican, and in religious faith a presbyterian, being a member of the church of that denomination at Saltsburg. He died in 1882, in the fifty second year of his age. In 18- he married Mary J. Aleorn, who was born in 1840, in Westmoreland county, where she now resides on the old home place. She is a member of the Presbyterian church.

Harry R. McCauley was reared on the farm and received his education in the public schools of his native township. He conrinued on the farm and assisted his father in the store until 1888, when he came to Saitsburg and engaged in his present general mercantile business. He has a well selected stock of everything needed in that line of business, and has succeeded in building up a flourishing trade. His establishment is one of the largest and foremost mercantile houses of Saltsburg, and fully sustains its welldeserved reputation for first class goods, reasonable prices and honorable dealing.

In 1889 Mr. McCauley married Della, daughter of Joseph M. Johnston, of Loyalhanna township, Westmoreland county. Their union has been blest with one child, a son.

In political opinion Mr. McCauley is a repubilcan. He is a member of Saltsburg Lodge, No. 646, I. O. O. F. He has achieved success in his chosen line of business, and is recognized as one of the leading merchants of Saltsburg.


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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