Reynold Lamont, popular and successful manager of the St. James Hotel at Nanty Glo, is a native of Scotland.
He was born Oct. 27, 1860, and is the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pollock) Lamont, and a grandson of Daniel Lamont,
Thomas Lamont spent his. entire life in Scotland and is deceased. He was a shoe manufacturer and was successfully
engaged in that business for a number of years. To Mr. and Mrs. Lamont the following children were born: Rachel,
married William Rumgey, lives at Portland, Ore; Catherine, lives in Scotland; Jennie, Rose Ann, and Elizabeth,
all deceased; and Reynold, the subject of this sketch.
Reynold Lamont was educated in the schools of his native land and is a graduate of Thompson Academy. In 1881 he
came to the United States and settled in Lycoming County, Pa. He removed to Clearfield County in 1894, where he
worked in the mines until November, 1904, at which time he purchased the Mountain House, Janesville, Pa., which
he successfully conducted until May, 1912. During this tine the Mountain House ranked among the finest and most
up to date hostelries in the state. In 1912 Mr. Lamont removed to Nanty Glo, and on June 3rd of that year purchased
the St. James Hotel from Mathew Nerin, which he has since successfully operated. Numerous travelers who formerly
were guests at the Mountain House have made it a point to stop at the St. James Hotel, being assured they will
receive the same courteous service here.
In 1882 Mr. Lamont was married to Miss Catherine Brogan, a daughter of William and Mary (Crawford) Brogan. Mr.
Brogan was a miner and lost his life in the mines when Mrs. Lamont was six years of age. Her mother was later married
to James O'Reilly, and to this union three children were born: Anna, Sarah and Joseph. To Mr. and Mrs. Lamont seven
children were born, as follows: (1) Thomas, lives at Patton, married Jane Dumey, and to them have been born nine
children: Reynold, Thomas, Desmond, William, Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Catherine, and one died in infancy; (2) Mary,
married Frank Callan, lives at Nanty Glo, and they have two children, Catherine and Ronald; (3) William, married
Mayme Campbell, lives at Bakerstown, where he is superintendent of the Sterling Coal Company and also mine examiner
for the State of Pennsylvania, and they have two sons, James and Paul; (4) Elizabeth, married John McDermott, who
died Dec. 3, 1925, and she lives at Nanty Glo, with her four children, Donald, Desmond, Catherine, and Mary Margaret;
(5) James, lives at Nanty Glo, married Mary Lynch, and they have two sons, Leo and Bernard; (6) Margaret, married
Frank Mulvehill, lives at Johnstown, where he is cashier of the Johnstown State Deposit Bank, and they have two
sons, Francis and Paul; and (7) Reynold, Jr., lives at Nanty Glo, married Non Myers, and they have two children,
Helen and Mary Orine.
Mr. Lamont is a Republican, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Chruch and is affiliated with Elks Lodge No. 1173,
Phillipsburg; Loyal Order of Moose No. 154, Osceola Mills, Pa., and Knights of St. George. He ranks among the representative
citizens of Nanty Glo and is widely and favorably known.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
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