Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897
[p. 522] foreman for the Baldwin & Graham Co., manufacturers of stoves and ranges, of the city of New Castle, Pa., was born in Chester Co., Pa., June 1, 1850, and is a son of David K. and Wilhelmina (Greer) Jefferies.
David K. Jefferies was a pattern-maker by trade and followed it all his life in Chester Co., Pa. The following children were born to him and his wife: Eliza; Edward; Caroline; Mary; Benjamin T.; David; Clara; Sophia; and Newton. In their religious affiliations they were Presbyterians. Our subject's father died in 1880, aged sixty-eight years.
Benjamin Y. Jefferies, having finished the course of instruction furnished in the schools of his native place, learned the molder's trade in Pittsburg, under Mitchell & Stevenson. He has always worked for this firm since serving his apprenticeship, for the company he now serves is virtually the same, although run under the style of Baldwin & Graham. For the past nine years he has been foreman in the foundry department.
In 1870, Mr. Jefferies married Addie M. Henry, daughter of Samuel Henry of Allegheny, Pa., and three children have resulted from this marriage, as follows: Samuel Newton, who married Lucy Frolick of New Castle; Harry W., who married Laura Campbell of New Castle; and one child, that died in infancy. Mr. Jefferies is Republican in his tendencies. Socially, he belongs to the Lodge of K. of P. of New Castle, Pa. In his special line of work, he is a skilled mechanic and his present position as foreman of the foundry department is a reward for many years of diligent attention to business and to serving the interests of his employers.
Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897
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