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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


J. M. FUNK, lumber dealer, Waynesburg, Penn., was born in Richhill Township, this county, February 5, 1846.  He is a son of Jacob and Mary (McGlumphy) Funk, of German and Irish descent, the former a native of Maryland and the latter of Greene County, Penn.  His father was a farmer, and died in Waynesburg in 1884.  J. M. Funk is one of a family of three children—all boys.  He grew to manhood in Waynesburg, and chose farming as his chief pursuit.  When twenty years of age, however, he learned the carpenter’s trade, serving the regular apprenticeship of three years.  In 1872 he established himself in business in Waynesburg and, although he met with a serious loss by fire, May 25, 1881, which amounted to some ten thousand dollars, he immediately rebuilt and is now the owner and proprietor of a planning-mill, in which a large number of men are employed the year round.  He does contracting and building, and has a number of substantial residences in Waynesburg.  In 1878 Mr. Funk married Miss Belle, daughter of Jonas Ely, a prominent farmer of Franklin Township.  Mr. and Mrs. Funk are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He is a Democrat, and has served as a member of the town council and of the school board in the borough.  He is also a member of the I. O. O. F.


Page 662-663
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: 17 November 2008
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