Biography of Samuel M. Fowler
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





SAMUEL E. FOWLER,* mine electrician for the Victor Coal Company, at Morrisdale, Clearfield County, Pa., has been a resident of Morris Township for the past twenty two years and is a member of the township school board. He was born at Arnot, Tioga County, Pa., April 6, 1871, and is a son of James and Jeanett (Rumgoy) Fowler.

The parents of Mr. Fowler were born in Scotland and were married there and came to Tioga County in 1870 and to Clearfield County in i888. The father resides at Morrisdale and is still an active man although sixty seven years of age. He devoted almost all his life to mining and now performs the duties of janitor in one of the borough's public school buildings. The mother died August 2, 1910, at the age of sixty four years. Their nine children all are living as follows: Nellie, who is the wife of Oscar Carlson, of Braddock, Pa.; Samuel E.; Mary, who is the wife of Andrew Campbell, of Morrisdale Mines; James, who lives at Houtzdale; J. Walker, who is a resident of Morrisdale; Robert, who is employed at Shaft No. 1, Morrisdale; John, who is a coal mine worker at Morrisdale; Margaret, who is the wife of Henry Mansell, of Morrisdale; and William, who is employed as a motorman in the Morrisdale mines.

Samuel E. Fowler was eighteen years of age when he came to Clearfield County, having obtained his schooling in Tioga County. He worked for the Coaldale Coal Company until 1892 and from then was with the Morrisdale Coal Company until October 15, 1910, for four years being electrician for that company. He came then to the Victor Coal Company and has continued with the same and has the reputation of being one of the most efficient men in the employ of the company.

On May 28, 1892, Mr. Fowler was married to Miss Emma Heane, a daughter of William and Emma (Price) Heane. Her parents came to America from England and located first at Philipsburg, Pa., but later moved to Musser, where the father still resides, the mother having died May 28, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler have had four children: William and Samuel, both of whom are mine workers; James, who is yet in school; and Mary, who is deceased. Mr. Fowler and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Morrisdale. He belongs to Lodge No. 933, Odd Fellows, at Allport; Lodge No. 161, Knights of Pythias, at Morrisdale; and to Lodge No. 88, Knights of Malta, at Philipsburg. In politics he is a Republican.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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