Biography of Charles Dombaugh
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





CHARLES DOMBAUGH, a prosperous general farmer and well known citizen of Slippery Rock Township, owns a fine farm of 100 acres, which is located about nine miles east of New Castle. He was born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, on a farm adjoining the one he owns, which is now the property of B. L. Dick, December 10, 1837. His parents were Charles and Sarah (Harp) Dombaugh.

The father of Mr. Dombaugh was born in Germany and was fourteen years of age when he accompanied his father, George Jacob Dombaugh, and the family to America. George Jacob Dombaugh was of French. and German parentage, but was reared in Germany, and came to the United States from there, settling near Center Noble, in Butler County, Pennsylvania, where he followed farming. His son Charles remained on the home farm until his marriage, when he bought property of his own, on which he carried on general farming through his active years. He married Sarah Harp, a daughter of George Harp, who was a farmer in Lawrence County, and they had four children born to them, namely: Barbara, Charles, Lydia and Kate. Barbara and Lydia are deceased. Kate married William D. Stickle.

Charles Dombaugh spent his boyhood attending school and assisting on the home farm and remained at home until he was twenty seven years of age, when he purchased his present place. Since 1893 he has resided here, a part of his land having been a portion of the old Dombaugh homestead. He carries on general farming, raises excellent crops and fruit, keeps a good home dairy and always has some fine stock to sell.

Mr. Dombaugh was married to Nancy Myers, a daughter of Samuel Myers, who was a farmer in Slippery Rock Township. Mr. and Mrs. Dombaugh have had the following children: Sarah Ellen, who died when aged eight years; Louis, who married Rhoda Cunningham, a daughter of R. S. Cunningham, a well known citizen of this township, has one little daughter, Gula, aged six years; George, who assists his father in operating the home farm; Edward, who is a farmer in Butler County, married Dora McDonald and they have three children, Evans, Orris and Alice May; and Agnes, whose home is in Beaver County, married Herman Pflugh and they have two children, Lester and Florence Minerva.

Mr. Dombaugh and wife belong to the Oak Grove United Presbyterian Church. He is a Republican in his political views.


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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