Biography of James A. Rea
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





JAMES A. REA, * who is interested in the lumber business in Jordan township, and is the efficient manager of a general store at Gazzam, which is owned by A. F. Kelley, was born September 24, 1867, in Jordan township, and is a son of Robert and Mary (Ames) Rea. Both parents were natives also of Jordan township. They had two children: Isabel, who is the wife of S. M. Bloom; and James A. They were members of the Presbyterian church.

James A. Rea obtained his education in the public schools and grew up on the home farm. He early became interested in lumbering. For the past seven years he has been manager of the above store and is one of the best known men in the township. He has been quite active in politics, is a leading Democrat of Jordan township, of which he is now treasurer and formerly served as auditor.

In June, 1902, Mr. Rca was married to Miss Emma Bloom, who died in September, 1907. She was a daughter of Isaac Bloom, of Jordan township, and she had two sister3 and three brothers, namely: Elizabeth, now deceased, who was the wife of S. K. Ames; and Jennie, Herbert, John and W. D. Mrs. Rea is survived by five children: Christopher C., Belle, Herbert, Blanche and James. Mr. Rea and children attend the Presbyterian church.


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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