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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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CORNELIUS EARLE RUMSEY, of S. S. Marvin & Co., Pittsburgh, is descended from early English residents of New York and New Jersey. Early in the present century, his grandfather, Cornelius Rumsey, moved from Dutchess county to Monroe county, N. Y., where he cleared up and improved a large farm. Thomas Osborne, son of the latter, went to New York city when a young man, and engaged in the sperm-oil trade. He purchased a farm in East Chester, N. Y., on which he lived, and then moved to New Rochelle, N. Y., where he died in 1850, aged forty years. His wife, Matilda, was a daughter of Cornelius Earle, of New York city. They had two sons and four daughters, Cornelius E. being the fourth child, born at East Chester, New York. In 1869 he came to Pittsburgh, having an interest in his present business in connection with Mr. Marvin, and is also interested in the Cleveland Baking company and Wheeling Bakery company. Mr. Rumsey has a farm in Washington county, on which he has fine-bred Holsteins and Jerseys. He is a director of the Western Pennsylvania Agricultural society, and life manager in the Western Pennsylvania hospital. He attends the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh and he is a republican. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, is the only daughter of Walter K. Marvin, of New York.

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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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