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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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JOHN K. SKELLEY, of the firm of Skelley Bros, and H. C. & J. K. Skelley, McKeesport, was born in Latrobe, Pa., April 9, 1862, and is a son of Michael and Mary A. (Henry) Skelley. He was reared and educated in his native town, and began his business career in McKeesport in 1871, where he acted as a clerk in different stores in the city for five years. In 1876 he embarked in the book and stationery business with his brother, H. C. Skelley, in which he has since been engaged, and in 1886 became a partner with his brother, Hugh C., in the dry-goods business, and has one of the leading establishments of its kind in the city. He married, Oct. 18, 1887, Lizzie, daughter of James M. and Mary (Crow) Kane, of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Mr. Skelley is a wide-awake, sterling young business-man. He is a member of the Catholic Church; politically he is a democrat.

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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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