Biography of Edward W. Webster
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





EDWARD WILLIAM WEBSTER,* plumbing contractor, doing a large business at DuBois, Pa., with quarters at No. 14 E. Long avenue, has been a resident of this borough since 1889. He was born at Oil City, Pa., February 14, 1871, and is a son of Edward D. and Sidney J. (Shiner) Webster. Edward D. Webster was born in Franklin county, Pa., and is now deceased. His parents came through this section before any railroads had been built, driving from Philadelphia to Franklin county. Edward William Webster is the eldest of his parents' family, the others being: Elizabeth, who is the wife of Charles Irvin; Frank R.; Rose, who is the wife of Fred Engel; Chester; and Dorothea.

Edward W. Webster attended school at Oil City and there grew to manhood, in the meanwhile learning his trade with well known firms. Schutter & Bryan and Robinson & Wright. He came first to DuBois in the interest of the latter firm and later was connected with the Hebner-Hoover Company, and in 1900 bought out the last named company. He was located on Long avenue until he put up his present building on E. Long avenue, in 1904. Mr. Webster handles many large contracts yearly and gives employment according to the season to from eighteen to thirty five men.

Mr. Webster was married to Miss Emma Policy, a daughter of the late John Polley, of Philadelphia, and they have one daughter, Ruth. He has another daughter, Dorothea. of his first marriage, with Emma Smith. The family residence is at No. 114 E. Scribner street. In politics he is a Democrat. He is identified fraternally with the Elks, the Odd Fellows and the Heptasophs.


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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