MRS. MARY E. POPPINO, one of New Wilmington's most respected and esteemed residents, occupies a beautiful, commodious
residence, which is situated near the center of the town. Mrs. Poppiño has been a resident of New Wilmington
since 1856, but she was born in Venango County, Pennsylvania.
The parents of Mrs. Poppino were Benjamin and Maria (Agnew) Junking. Her father was a distinguished jurist in Venango
County and served as associate judge. She is the third from youngest daughter in a family of nine children, three
girls and six boys and five of her brothers served in the Civil War. She is identified through her mother's family
with those noted Confederate officers, during the Civil War, Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Colonel Preston.
In 1856 Mary E. Junkin was united in marriage with Dr. Seth Poppino, who was a graduate of the Cleveland Medical
College and who was engaged in practice at New Wilmington until his death. They were the parents of six children,
namely: Sarah L., deceased; Anna Mary, who resides with her mother; Hattie, deceased, who is survived by her husband,
Prof. Alexander McClelland (they had one child, Louis, now deceased); Martha P., who married Rev. J. H. Spencer,
and has three children; Warren P., James H. and Donald A.; and Charles W. and James J., both of whom are deceased.
Mrs. Poppino owns two valuable farms, one of these being situated on the Bend Road in Mercer County, about one
mile north of New Wilmington, and the other, containing thirty three acres, also in Mercer County, adjoining New
Wilmington. Mrs. Poppino is an active and valued member of the First United Presbyterian Church and has been an
active member of the W. C. T. U. since its organization. She is noted for her many charities and for her interest
in many of the city's benevolent enterprises.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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