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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


HON. T. H. LAIDLEY was born in Carmichaels, Penn.  He is a son of Dr. T. H. Laidley, who was among the most prominent physicians of Greene County.  Mr. Laidley was the seventh in a family of eleven children.  He was reared in Carmichaels, attending the Greene Academy.  He learned the trade of a tinner and followed it as an occupation for eight years.  He subsequently clerked on a boat on the Monongahela River for a period of eight years.  He married Sarah W., daughter of John W. Flenniken.  Her father was a descendant of the early pioneers of this county.  Mr. Laidley is the father of three children—Hettie, Thomas H., Jr., and Albert.  Mr. Laidley is a Democrat, and has taken considerable interest in the politics of his county.  He served as county auditor for several terms.  He also represented his county in the State Legislature two terms, at the close of which he engaged in the mercantile business.  He is a Presbyterian, of which church his deceased wife was also a member.  She died in 1885.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 6 July 2007

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