Biography of Joseph H. McClure
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Biographies





JOSEPH H. McCLURE, general agriculturist, residing on a farm of 102 acres, which lies on the west side of the lower New Castle road, about two miles distant from New Wilmington, owns also another farm which contains fifty three acres and is located on the south side of the Wilson mill road, two and one half miles south of New Wilmington. Mr. McClure was born September 12, 1873, and is a son of Richard and Anna (Reed) McClure.

The McClure family is of Scotch extraction, but for generations it has belonged to Allegheny County and the farm on which Joseph H. was born was also the homestead of his father, Richard, his grandfather, Francis, and his great grandfather, Samuel. The latter atone time was a judge on the bench in Allegheny County. Richard McClure was a lumber merchant.

Joseph H. McClure attended the schools of Allegheny County and subsequently became a student in Westminster College at New Wilmington. His early ambition was to become a physician, and with this end in view he studied and later entered Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia, where he remained for two years. He left the college, however, for the farm and since locating in Wilmington Township has given the larger part of his time and attention to the developing of fine stock. He has both farms well improved and cultivates portions and keeps a large amount for pasturage, as he raises many horses and Shorthorn cattle. He owns an interest in two stallions, one a fine three year old named Cleopaz, that took first premium at the Michigan State Fair; and Partisan, a seven year old, of registered stock, that was purchased at Byron, Mich., and is very highly valued by the stockmen through this section.

On May 14, 1901, Mr. McClure was married to Margaret Pomeroy, who is a daughtèr of James and Amanda (Moore) Porneroy, prominent people of New Wilmington. Four children have been born to this marriage: Margaret Jean, Laura Elizabeth, Anna Reed and Sarah Marjorie. Mr. and Mrs. McClure are members of the Presbyterian Church of New Wilmington.


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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