Biography of T. A. Black
Cambria County, PA Biographies





T. A. Black, a veteran of the World war, is among the dependable business men of Johnstown, where he is connected with the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company as branch manager. He was born at Point Marion, Fayette County, Pa., Oct. 21, 1889, and is the son of John B. and Anna (Ross) Black.

T. A. Black attended the district schools of Fayette County and begaft his business career in the employ of the Westinghouse Electric and Manu facturing Company as an apprentice in their East Pittsburgh plant. At this time he attended the Westinghouse Technical Night School at Turtle Creek, Pa., from which he was graduated as electrical engineer, June, 1917, and thus gained his technical knowledge of the company's work. He has been connected with the company's local branch since March, 1923.

Mr. Black enlisted for service in the World war, May 18, 1917, with the Fifth Engineers of Pittsburgh, Pa,, later transferred to the Thirtieth Engineers, which was later identified as the First Gas and Flame Regiment. He suffered a serious illness while in service and after spending a year in various camp hospitals was honorably discharged Dec. 15, 1918.

On Sept. 29, 1923, Mr. Black was married to Miss Margaret Lyons Stentz of Uniontown, Pa.

Mr. Black is a member of the Presbyterian Church, is affiliated with the different orders of the Masonic Lodge. He is a member of the Johnstown Chamber of Commerce and a booster of the Republican party.


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

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