Biography of William A. Troxell
Cambria County, PA Biographies

William A. Troxell, manager of the Colver Stove Company, is among the capable business men of Cambria County. He was born in Reade Township, Cambria County, Sept. 14, 1871, and is the son of George W. and Rebecca (Gates) Troxell.

George W. Troxell, deceased, was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Clearfield County, Pa., and began life as a farmer. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War and served three enlistments extending over a period of four years and three months. While serving as a member of Company A, 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, he participated in the mining of Fort Sumpter, and during the siege suffered the loss of his hearing. After his return he removed to Cambria County and was extensively engaged in the lumber business in Reade Township. He owned a farm of 100 acres, which he improved. Mr. Troxell is deceased and is buried in Beaver Valley Cemetery, Cambria County. He was a Republican and served as road supervisor for many years. He held membership in the United Brethren Church. Rebecca (Gates) Troxell, a native of White Township, Cambria County, resides on the Troxell homestead, There were 13 children in the Troxell family: Harry, lives in New Jersey; Edward, lives at Glasgow, Pa., merchant; William H., the subject of this sketch; Harvey, lives at Al! toona, Pa.; Allen, deceased; Joel, general merchant, lives at Glasgow, Pa.; Ellis, a World War veteran, lives at Utahville, Pa.; Jeanetta, married Robert Schultz, lives at Johnstown; Elizabeth, at home; Agnes, married Frank Mulhallen, lives at Glasgow, Pa.; Minnie, married J. Oscar Lovell, lives at Vernomer, Pa.; Leah, married George Cree, lives in Reade Township; and Sarah, deceased.

William H. Troxell spent his boyhood on his father's farm and attended the district schools of Reade Township and Lock Haven Normal School. He taught school for nine years and resigned in 1901 as assistant principal of the schools at Blandsburg. He then became associated with the general mercantile business of Barnes and Tucker as a bookkeeper, and after two years was appointed manager of the Mountain Supply Company at Marsteller, Pa. In May, 1916, he accepted a position as manager of the Colver Stove Company, the Revloc Supply Company and the Nanty Glo Trading Company. The Revloc Supply Company was later discontinued.

On Dec. 25, 1900, Mr. Troxell was united in marriage with Miss Nora May Wolfe, a daughter of William and Amanda (Gibbons) Wolfe, natives of Clearfield County Mr Wolfe lives retired at Johnstown His wife is deceased. To William H. and Nora May (Wolfe) Troxell two children were born: Witmer Dean, was graduated from Ebensburg High School in 1926; and Mary Pauline, a graduate of Indiana Normal School and Dickinson College. She was married to Howard Fleming, lives at Ebensburg, and they have a son, Howard, Jr.

Mr. Troxell is a Republican and for 25 years has served as a member of the school board in Barr and Cambria townships. He has been an elder in the Presbyterian Church for 20 years and is affiliated with Patton Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 658, Williamsport Consistory 32nd degree, Jaffa Temple and Shrine Club, Altoona, and Tail Cedars of Lebanon, Ebensburg, The Troxell residence is in Ebensburg.

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

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