Biography of P. C. West
McKean County, PA Biographies





P. C. WEST, manufacturer, Kane, is a son of Spencer West, one of the firm of P. C. West & Co., and was born in Minerva township, Essex Co., N. Y., August 2, 1828. His parents removed in his early childhood to French Creek, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and thence to Mill Creek and Harbor Creek, Erie Co., Penn., where his school days were completed, and where he started in his business career. He was variously engaged in farming. in mercantile trade, and in Corry, Penn., in the lumber business until 1879, when, in October of that year, he removed his mill from near Lowell Station to near West Kane, and is now associated in the lumber trade with M. W. Moffitt; is also a member of the firm of West & Britton, his son, J. L. West, being also a member of the firm. This firm manufacture clothespins, their factory, which is on Bayard street, having a daily capacity. of turning out 350 boxes, five gross each. Mr. West is one of the enterprising citizens of Kane. He was married in Concord, Erie Co., Penn., June 2, 1853, to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Ellen Heath, of Concord, that county. His wife died in Corry, November 2, 1889, of paralysis, aged sixty years, nine months and twentyseven days. In religion Mr. West is a Baptist, and in politics a Republican.

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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