Harry J. McLaughlin and Ida R. Geiger
Husband Harry J. McLaughlin 1
Born: 7 Jan 1866 - Unity Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA 1 Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: John T. McLaughlin (1835- ) 2 3 Mother: Lavinia Bell (1836-1910) 3
Marriage: 6 Sep 1894 1
Wife Ida R. Geiger 4
Born: 14 Jan or 14 Jun 1870 4 Christened: Died: Buried:
Father: George Wendel Geiger (1830-After 1906) 4 5 Mother: Sarah S. Peterson (1848-After 1906) 4
1 F Florence Lucille McLaughlin 1
Born: 3 Jan 1900 1 Christened: Died: Buried:
2 F Mary Elizabeth McLaughlin 1
Born: 24 May 1903 1 Christened: Died: Buried:
General Notes: Husband - Harry J. McLaughlin
His youth was spent in acquiring an education in the township schools and at the Latrobe high school. Beginning at the age of twenty-one he was actively engaged in farming. His farm was the eastern half of the old McLaughlin homestead, owned by the heirs of that estate. It contained one hundred and four acres of well tilled land, with six fine springs of running water supplying both farm and residence. There were good orchards of different kinds of fruit. Mr. McLaughlin made a specialty of dairy farming, shipping daily to Pittsburg the product of nineteen cows. He was modern and progressive in his methods, using silos and the best appliances and machinery known to dairy men. The farm was well stocked with plenty of good horses. The farm house built by his grandfather had been rebuilt and modernized, and in its setting of foliage made a beautiful home. The barn was very large and well adapted to his needs. Mr. McLaughlin had other business interests, among them a partnership in the firm of C. H. Geiger and Company, shoe dealers in Greensburg. Politically he was a Prohibitionist, firmly believing the principles of that party offer the only true solution to the liquor problem. He was a member of Unity Presbyterian church which he served as elder, as did his father and grandfather before him. He was also secretary of the Sabbath school.
1 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. III (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 82.
2 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. III (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 79.
3 Linda (Francis) Hanna & Roberta (Francis) Hamilton, The Descendants of Walter Bell (Franklin, PA: Self-published, about 1990), Pg 2.
4 John W. Jordan, History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Genealogical Memoirs, Vol. III (Chicago, IL: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906), Pg 82, 422.
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: John M. Gresham & Co., 1890.), Pg 517.