George R. Weir, manager of the W. T. Grant Company, general merchandise, is a progressive business man of Johnstown.
He was born at Worcester, Mass., Dec. 8, 1884, and is the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Rabb) Weir.
Andrew Weir, who lives retired at Worcester, Mass., was employed by the Rice Barton Pales Company in that city
for 52 years. They are builders of paper and woolen mill machinery.
George R. Weir attended the public schools of Worcester and entered the employ of the Ware & Pratt Clothing
Company as a bundle boy. Three years later he engaged in the grocery business with the Protective Union Grocery
Company, the largest business of its kind in Worcester, where he remained for four years. He then accepted a position
with the Stetson Shoe Company and later served as manager of the shoe department of Denholb-McKay Company for three
years, after which he served as assistant manager of the J. S. Bailey Company of Worcester. He entered the employ
of the W. T. Grant Company in January, 1915, and was sent to New Bedford, Mass., and later Fall River, Mass., where
he served as manager of the branch firm. He was also located at Lynn, Mass., with the company for three years,
after which he was transferred to Johnstown as manager of the local store.
The W. T. Grant Company deal in general merchandise to the amount of one dollar and have a large and well established
business in Johnstown. They occupy a two story building, 120 by 40 feet, and deal in radio supplies, automobile
accessories, etc. Approximately 40 people are employed in the store.
On Oct. 30, 1907, Mr. Weir was married to Miss Ellen N. McGauley, of Worcester, Mass. They have no children.
Mr. Weir is a member of St. John's Catholic Church and is active in the Chamber of Commerce in Johnstown.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
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