Biography of Hon. George T. Weingartner
Lawrence County, PA Biographies





HON. GEORGE T. WEINGARTNER, a prominent member of the New Castle bar, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and at present the candidate on the Republican ticket for State senator from the Forty seventh District of Pennsylvania, belongs to an old established family of Lawrence County. He was born in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1875, and is a son of George A. and Martha Warnock Weingartner.

The grandparents of Mr. Weingartner were born in Germany, and after they came to America they lived for a short time in Philadelphia, after which they came to Lawrence County, making the trip in great covered wagons. The grandfather, George Weingartner, secured a tract of timber land in Slippery Rock Township and there he passed the remaining years of his life. The name of his first wife was Eva and that of his second was Anna. The children of the first marriage were: George A., Ricca, Christina, Mary, Kate, Julia, Sophia and John. Four children were born to the second marriage, the names of two of these being Frederick and Ida. The second wife had been a widow and she had two children.

George A. Weingartner was born November 13, 1836, in Philadelphia, and was small when his parents came to Slippery Bock Township, which remained his settled home through life, his death taking place March 27, 1885. His occupation was farming. On December 8, 1863, he enlisted for service in the Civil War, entering Company E, First Missouri Light Artillery, and he was honorably discharged at Vicksburg February 1, 1865. He was a leading member of the Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church, serving as a trustee and steward for many years. He was married in November, 1872, to Martha Warnock, who was born June 17, 1837, and has lived her entire life in Lawrence County. She is a daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Manning Warnock, the latter of whom was a daughter of James Manning, a Revolutionary soldier who served eight years in the Revolutionary army and lived to the ripe old age of one hundred and seven (107) years. Hugh Warnock was born in Ireland and was a child of six years when his parents settled in Lawrence County, about 1806. Two children were born to George A. Weingartner and wife: James A. and George T. The former was born December 19, 1876, and is a carpenter and contractor in Lawrence County.

George T. Weingertner attended the district schools until he was seventeen years of age and then entered the Rose Point Academy, in Slippery Rock Township, where he was graduated in 1896. In the meanwhile he had been teaching school for four years. In the fall of 1897 he entered the law office of Robert K. Aiken. Esq., as a student, and continued there until he was prepared for the bar, being admitted to. practice on March 15, 1899. He has won a prominent position in his profession and has also become a leading politician of Lawrence County. In 1904 he was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, served through the regular session of 1905 and the extra session of 1906. He was reelected in 1906 and served through the regular session of 1907, during this whole period winning the approbation of his constituents and fellow citizens. His party has selected him as their standard bearer from the Forty seventh District for the State Senate, and a bright political futnre is opening up before him, for he has the talents and attributes necessary for a successful public career. In addition to Mr. Weingartner 's professional and political activities he is also largely interested in real estate and building operations in the east side district of New Castle and to his credit more than any other man is due the wonderful recent development in that part of the city.

In 1901, Mr. Weingartner was married to Anna Hazen, who is a daughter of Eli W. and Margaret E. (Mitchell) Hazen, and a niece of Judge Hazen, who is the editor of the historical work of which this record forms an interesting part. Mr. and Mrs. Weingartner have two daughters, namely: Martha, who was born February 20, 1902, and Elizabeth, who was born December 4, 1907.


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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