Biography of Peter Stott
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





PETER STOTT, who has been a resident of Munson Station, Clearfield County, Pa., since 1888, where he fills the important position of foreman of the Kyler mine for the Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Company, was born February 16, 1866, at St. Helens, Lancashire, England, and is a son of Henry and Jane Stott.

Henry Stott was born in England in 1844 and still resides at St. Helens where he is well known and much respected. His wife was also born in England and died there in 1876, at the age of thirty four years. Three sons and one daughter were born to them, namely: James, who is a glass blower by trade, lives at St. Helens; Henry, who is in the same business as his older brother, also lives at St. Helens; Alice, who is the wife of Thomas Stott, also lives at St. Helens; and Peter, the only one of the family in the United States. The father is a coal miner.

Peter Stott was permitted to attend school at St. Helens until he was twelve years of age, when he entered the mines and continued to work as a coal miner in his native land until he was twenty one years old. In his twenty second year he set sail for America and landed in the port of New York in November, 1888, from which place he came immediately to Munson Station, Clearfield County. He has devoted seventeen of the years he has resided here to working in the Kyler mine for R. C. Fishburn and the rest of the time has worked in nearby mines, always being able to secure remunerative employment, being an industrious and peaceable man. For ten years he was assistant foreman of the Kyler mine and since December, 1906, has been foreman.

In December, 1890, Mr. Stott was married at Houtzdale, Pa., to Miss Edith Woodiwiss, a daughter of Charles and Emma Woodiwiss, of Yorkshire, England, and they have an interesting family of three daughters and one son: Jessie, Harry, Jennie Lillian and Frances. In politics Mr. Stott is a Republican and in 1909 he was elected a school director in Morris Township and has twice served as judge of elections. He is a member of Thesbian Lodge, Knights of Pythias, No. 293, Munson Station, and has passed all the chairs; and belongs also to Moshannon Lodge No. 391, F. & A. M, Philipsburg and class of 1911 Williamsport Consistory and is a Thirty second degree Mason. He stands high both as a citizen and as a man. With his wife he belongs to the Methodist Episcopal 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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