Biography of J. D. Brooder
McKean County, PA Biographies





J. D. BROODER, manufacturer, Kane, was born in Carbon county, Penn., but when he was a child his parents moved to MeKean county, where he was reared and educated. When fourteen years old, he left home, and until 1866 was employed in saw mills. In that year he entered the employ of a railroad company, and had charge of their shops at Kane until 1880, from which time until 1885, he was in the, employ of the Standard Pipe Line Company, having charge of the pump station and the pipe line district. In 1885 he became associated with Joshua Davis and Elisha K. Kane, and incorporated the Kaue Gas Light & Fuel Company, with which he is still identified, and which from the time of its incorporation has been a successful investment. Mr. Brooder was married to May Galvin, and they have four children. He is a Democrat in politics, and is a member of the borough council.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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