Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens
Lawrence County Pennsylvania 1897


[p. 120] an engineer in the employ of the Pennsylvania R. R., residing at Mahoningtown, was born in Erie, Pa., June 21, 1855, and is a son of James L. and Laura (Bliss) King; the latter was born in the town of North East, Pa., a daughter of John Bliss, who was a resident of that place. James L. King was born in Venango County in November, 1822, and is now residing in Erie, Pa., where he is employed in the shops of the E. & P. R. R. He is of Scotch-Irish descent, although for four or five generations back the ancestors have been citizens of the United States. He is a stanch Republican in politics.

Seth R. King was brought up in Erie, Pa., where he attended the schools until he was fourteen years of age, when he commenced work in the service of the E. & P. R. R., in the capacity of fireman. After three years as a fireman, though only a boy in years, being but seventeen years of age, he became an engineer, at which time he was employed on the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern R. R. He came to Mahoningtown April 4, 1884 and after a period as fireman on the Pennsylvania R. R., he became an engineer, and has continued in that capacity, giving the best of satisfaction, and performing all his duties in a manner very creditable to himself.

He was married in Chicago, Ill., March 2, 1892, to Bertha E. Rose, a native of Geneva, Ohio, and a daughter of Milton F. and Jennie Rose. Mr. Rose was a soldier in the late war, is a contractor by occupation, and has taken Masonic orders. Mr. and Mrs. King are faithful attendants of the M. E. Church. Mr. King is steadfast in his allegiance to the Republican party, and uniformly supports it whenever it is possible for him to get to the polls. He is a loyal member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Erie Division, No. 298.

Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens Lawrence County Pennsylvania
Biographical Publishing Company, Buffalo, N.Y., 1897

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