Biography of T. L. Aitken
Cambria County, PA Biographies





T. L. Aitken is a veteran of the World War and a leading young business man of Colver, where he is identified with Fbensburg Coal Company as mine foreman. He was born at Linlithganshire, Scotland, Feb. 13, 1896, and is a son of William and Janet (Shaw) Aitken.

T. L. Aitken spent his boyhood at Webster, where he attended the public schools. During the World War he enlisted in Company K, 320th Infantry, 80th Division, but was later transferred to Company D, 305th Infantry, 77th Division, with the rank of second lieutenant. He served in France for one year and engaged in several important battles of the war, including the Meuse Argonne defensive. He was discharged at Camp Dix, N. J. in June, 1919. Mr. Aitken then went to Marianna, Pa., where he was employed by the Union Coal & Coke Company until 1921, when he went to Dillonvale, Ohio, as mine foreman for the Clarkston Coal Mining Company. He has been located at Colver with the Ebensburg Coal Company since June, 1923.

In 1917 Mr. Aitken was married to Miss Emma Newton, the daughter of Thomas and Anna (Parsons) Newton, natives of England, and residents of Marianna, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Aitken have been born three sons:
Merle, Louis and Wesley.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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