Biography of M. W. Moffott
McKean County, PA Biographies





M. W. MOFFITT, manufacturer, Kane, is a son of Jesse Moffltt, and was born in Genesee county, N. Y., in 1831. In 1832 his parents moved to Columbus, Warren Co., Penn., and thence to Erie county, where his school days were completed, and where he grew to manhood. When he started in his business career he embarked in the lumber trade, and afterward was in mercantile business, fourteen years. In 1879 he removed to Kane, where he became a member of the lumber firm of P. C. West & Co., and subsequently of the firm of Howells, Moffitt & Co., manufacturers of clothespins. He is an enterprising man, and has been successful in his business operations. He was married, in 1855, to Tryphena Bassett. Mr. Moffitt is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M., Bradford Chapter, No. 260, R. A. M., Bradford Council, R. & S. M., Knapp Commandery, No. 40, Ridgway, and Presque Isle Lodge of Perfection. In politics he is a Republican, and is the present burgess of the borough. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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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