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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


NORVAL LAIDLEY was born in Cumberland Township, this county, May 4, 1829.  He is a son of T. H. and Sarah (Barclay) Laidley, being the oldest in their family of twelve children.  He was reared in Carmichaels, receiving his education in the old Greene Academy.  Early in life he learned the saddler’s trade, serving an apprenticeship at Carmichaels, where he soon engaged in the business for himself and continued therein for twelve years.  He afterwards started a general store in company with his younger brother, A. D. Laidley, to whom he sold his interest in 1876 and left him sole proprietor of their merchandising establishment.


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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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