Biography of William H. Aubel
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





WILLIAM H. AUBEL, general contractor, has been a resident of New Castle for the past ten years and is identifted with its industrial intefésts. He was born in 1865, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.

Samuel M. Aubel, the late father of William H., followed both farming and contracting for a number of years, and was a very well known citizen in his com munity.

William H. Aubel was reared and educated in his native county, and there learned the carpenter trade. In 1898 he came to New Castle, and immediately found employment with those who could appreciate his skill and soon began contracting, and has continued in the same ever since. During the past four years Mr. Aubel has successfully handled some of the largest building contracts in the city and to mention the. buildings he has constructed calls attention to some of the finest in New Castle. He built the who]esale Notion Company or Marquis Block, on South Mill Street; completed the Elmira Home, the Annex to Westminster College, at New Wilmington; built the Simpson Methodist Episcopal Church in South New Castle, as well as Mrs. Fisher's handsome house on Sheridan Avenue, and now has on hand an $8,000 job in the construction of the C. M. Duff residence on Leisure Avenue, in the Fair Ground plat. Mr. Aubel owns also an interest in the Mahoning Valley Lumber Company, and his own residence at No. 4 Smithfield Street.

Mr. Aubel was married in 1887, to Miss Clara E. Stoyer, who was born in Mercer County, and they have five children: Verne W., Cliff E., Mina C., Ross M. and Grace L. The eldest son is working in a mine in the West, qualifying for the profession of a. mining engineer. He has already spent two years in the Pennsylvania State College and proposes to complete his studies in the College of Colorado. He has inherited many of his father's characteristics, and his talents lie in the same direction, but in another branch. Mr. Aubel and family belong to the First Presbyterian Church, of New Castle, in which he is serving as an elder.


From:
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Pennsylvania
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908


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