Family Group Sheet


Notes for William George Washington Witt


(III) James Edward , son of William Leckemby , was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , March 27, 1869 . He was educated in the public schools of Ursina and Meyersdale, Pennsylvania , but at twelve years of age left school and began working in the coal mines, continuing until 1896 . He then entered the employ of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad as brakeman. In 1900 he was promoted conductor, a position he now holds. Since 1902 his home has been in Connellsville , now at No. 909 Sycamore street. He is a Republican, and a member, with his wife, of the Reformed church; he also belongs to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. He married, June 11, 1891 , Martha Witt , born Meyersdale, Pennsylvania , daughter of William (2) and Martha (Ankney) Witt , and granddaughter of William and Martha Witt , old settlers of Somerset county, Pennsylvania . Their children: John , William (2), and Susan , Martha Ankney was a daughter of John and Elizabeth Ankney , also an old Somerset county family. William (2) Witt , born in Somerset county , was a coal prospector, died 1883 . His wife Martha was born and married in Somerset county , and still survives. Children. 1. Minerva , married Benton Younkin . 2. George R. was a sergeant in the regular United States army, serving in Montana , now living at Meyersdale . 3. William G. , now living at Jenner, Pennsylvania . 4. Edward , living in Waterloo, Iowa . 5. Silas , now living in Meyersdale . 6. Samuel , died in infancy. 7. Martha (of previous mention).
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