Biography of William S. Barber
Cambria County, PA Biographies





William S. Barber. Among the capable young business men of Johnstown is William S. Barber, of the firm of Weigle & Barber, commercial printers. He was born in Lawrence County, Pa., April 28, 1893, and is the son of Robert M. and Florence (Sailes) Barber.

Robert M. Barber, who resides at Slippery Rock, Pa., is a well known business man of that section. In early life he engaged in general farming in Lawrence County.

William S. Barber attended the schools of Grove City, West Springfield and Meadville, Pa. He spent several years in the employ of the Meadville Machinery Company, after which he entered the printing office of an uncle, C. F. Lawrence, Grove City, Pa. Mr. Barber was later employed by the following firms in Johnstown: Benschoff Printing Company, five and one half years; Leader Publishing Company, one year; and the Colonial Printing Company. In 1921 Mr. Barber, in partnership with Mr. Weigle, established the present business, which is located in the Swank Annex Building. Their work is high grade and they have a large trade.

On Sept. 20, 1916, Mr. Barber was married to Miss Eva James, the daughter of David E. James, of Westmont. She died in July, 1924.

Mr. Barber is a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Lions Club.


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

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