Volume: 4, pp. 1051-1370
Author: John Newton Boucher and Fenwick Y. Hedley
Year published: 1918
Publisher: American Historical Society
ARCHITECTURE / General
FICTION / General
HISTORY / General
REFERENCE / General
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visited their old home in England a number of times and have travelled in the South and New England. SAMUEL T. POWELL--Prior to coming to New Kensington, Mr. Powell had been engaged with different companies in Virginia and Pennsylvania, his experience and mechanical ability well fitting him for the position he now fills, superintendent of the American Conduit Company. Samuel T. Powell was born at Rocky Mount, Franklin county, Pennsylvania, January 27, 1881, and there passed the first ten years of his life, his parents moving to Roanoke, Virginia, in 1891, where he attended school until seventeen years of age, his vacation periods having been spent in Roanoke mills. He began regular employment with the Norwich Lock Manufacturing Company of Roanoke, next was with the Virginia Bridge and Iron Company of Roanoke, remaining three and a half years, going thence to the Newport News Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company. He remained with that company for a short time only, the American Bridge Company of Richmond, Virginia, being his next employer in their structural iron and machine shop departments, he there gaining his first real knowledge of the machinist‘s trade. From Richmond he went to Pittsburgh, working for a short time for the Standard Steel Car Company at McKeesp0rt, Pennsylvania, then beginning an engagement with the National Casket Company on Fourth street, Pittsburgh, which terminated a few months later. The following year, and until February, 1902, he was employed in a machine shop at Connellsville, Pennsylvania, he then beginning a connection with the American Sheet and Tin Plate Company, which continued two years, and again resumed after a short term of service with the Driller Manufacturing Company. During his second engagement he was assistant master mechanic for fifteen months, then resigned, and returned to Norfolk, Virginia, where he was with the Atlantic Foundry, and the Atlantic Foundry and Machine Company, then came to New Kensington, Pennsylvania,...
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