John M. Carlisle, a reliable citizen and popular business man of Nanty Glo, was born at Curwensville, Pa., Nov.
12, 1882, and is the son of John Milton and Elizabeth (Bell) Carlisle.
John Milton Carlisle, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania. He began life as a printer and worked for the Raftsman
Journal. At the outbreak of the Civil War he ran away from home to enlist, but was brought home by his father.
He again ran away to Harrisburg and enlisted in the 201st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and served throughout
the remainder of the war. He then returned to Clearfield County, where he became a prominent lumber dealer. After
several years he removed to Curwensville, where he was in charge in Arnold's lumber interests. He also engaged
in the furniture business until his retirement in 1913. He died Dec. 16, 1916, and is buried at Curwensville. His
widow, a native of Jefferson County, Pa., resides at Curwensville. Mr. Carlisle was a Republican and held various
township offices. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Grand Army of the Republic.
John M. Carlisle spent his boyhood at Curwensville and after his graduation from high school in 1900 entered Bucknell
University. He was interested in professional baseball for several years and was a member of the Atlantic City
(N. J.), Roanoke (Va.) and Johnstown clubs. He came to Nanty Glo in 1901 and became identified with the Nanty Glo
Coal Company as weigh master. The company was later reorganized as the Heisley Coal Company. From 1911 until 1914
Mr. Carlisle was located at Idamar, Pa., as chief clerk for this firm and in 1915 returned to Nanty Glo, where
he has since served as chief clerk. He has also been connected with the company's mines at Bakerstown and Starford.
On Aug. 29, 1905, Mr. Carlisle was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Ottman, a daughter of Luther and Mary
Catherine (Lehman) Ottman, natives of New York Mr Ottman died in 1913 and his wife died in 1923. Six children have
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle: Milton, born March 6, 1907, married in 1925, to Anna Davis; Luther, born Jan.
10, 1910; Gus, born April 12, 1911; Catherine, born Feb. 24, 1914; Elizabeth, born Oct. 14, 1916; and James, born
Feb. 26, 1924.
Mr. Carlisle is a Republican and has served as auditor of the boro of Nanty Glo since 1922. He and his family hold
membership in the Methodist Church.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Cambria County Pennsylvania Biographies
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