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November 19, 1892

McDonald PA Outlook

Conductor Frank MCCONNELL, who lives next door to the Outlook office, has been an employee of the Panhandle Company for 23 years. He runs the local coal train. Never was hurt but once, some years ago, when he got a leg broken in two places. Mr. MCCONNELL was once a sailor for five years on what he calls a "wind-jammer," that is a sailing merchant vessel, and was on every ocean and visited all the principal ports of the world. He is a native of Pittsburg, of Scotch descent, and a relative of the MCCONNELLs in Cecil and Chartiers, as his ruddy complexion, blond hair and stalwart figure would indicate.


April 1, 1893

McDonald PA Outlook

Mr. W. H. MCCLOY, of Cumberland, O., has been visiting friends and old neighbors in Cecil and Canonsburg for the past few days. Mr. MCCLOY—“Bill”—is one of the old-timers, and was well known in Cecil, being a son of old Dr. MCCLOY and a brother of John N. of Venice. By trade he was a carpenter and by profession he was a teacher of vocal music, which profession he followed in the winter season, and was widely known as a first-class singer. As a leader of congregational singing he greatly excelled, the writer never having heard his equal. His voice was clear, strong and very melodious, and the effect was most thrilling when he led off on “St. Martin,” Ortonville,” or some others of the old favorites.

In the year 1853 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Ann DENNY, oldest sister of W. T. DENNY, of Cecil. For sixteen ears after this event he lived in Cecil, most of the time in the village of Venice. In the autumn of 1869 he with his family moved to Cumberland, Guernsey County, O., where he has resided ever since. Nine children came into his home to bless and brighten it. Two of these died in infancy, while the others, who still survive, are all married and settled in homes of their own. His wife died a few years ago. His home is now desolate and he is left all alone.

Mr. MCCLOY is a man above the ordinary in size, of a very jolly and cheerful disposition, and, although carrying the weight of sixty years and with locks and beard as white as snow, time seems to rest lightly upon him. May he yet live and enjoy many years.

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