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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ALFRED ANDREW QUINETTE, butcher, Wilkinsburg, is a grandson of Francis Quinette, a native Frenchman, who settled on a farm in Indiana township, this county, about the beginning of the present century; was supervisor, and held other township offices, and died in 1859, aged seventy-nine years. He had nine sons and one daughter, all born in Indiana. Peter, the youngest, now resides on the homestead, where he has always lived with the exception of five years, during which he was engaged in the livery business at East Liberty. His wife, Padaline (Bell), is of German extraction, and Alfred Andrew was born to them Aug. 17, 1859. He attended the public schools of Indiana and East Liberty till sixteen years old, when he began to work at his present business. He was employed four years at Lincoln and other points in Nebraska, and came to Wilkinsburg in 1883, where he opened a meat-market, with a partner, whom he bought out at the end of the year. In 1884 he built the handsome brick building on Penn avenue which he occupies as shop and residence. June 10, 1885, he married a native of Wilkinsburg, Miss Ida May, daughter of Benjamin and Margaret Snyder, of German descent. Mr. Quinette is a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M., is a democrat, and attends the M. E. Church with his family. His children are: Elnora Louisa and Charles Edward.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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