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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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WILLIAM DOYLE, glass-manufacturer, Mount Oliver, was born April 3, 1827, on Beck run, Mifflin township. His father, Charles C. Doyle, a millwright and carpenter by trade, was a native of Western New York, and of Scotch-Irish descent. His uncle, James Doyle, was an officer in the revolutionary war. Charles C. Doyle learned his trade in New York state, and in 1817 came to this county, where he followed his trade until the time of his death, being considered a good mechanic. He married Mary Robinson, and to them were born the following-named children: Margaret, Nancy, Joseph, William, Susannah, Mariah, Henry and Sarah. William was educated in this county, and when between eight and nine years of age he began to work as an apprentice in the glasshouse of Bakewell, at Pittsburgh. In 1850 he went to Louisville, where he remained ten years, then returned, and was identified with different firms, and formed the present firm of Doyle & Co. in 1868, which has survived two fires, and has been conducted by him very successfully. He is also president of the Clay Pot company, and chairman of Hogan, Evans & Co. Mr. Doyle has been twice married, his first wife being Ellen Kenedy, by whom he had two daughters, Mrs. Bella Boyd and Mrs. Ellen Marshall. His present wife, Mrs. Mary Moye, nee Hatry, is the mother of six children: Oscar, Charley, Laura, Edward Moye, Bessie R. and Donald B.

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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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