Irvin H. Pile Obituary

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Irvin H. Pile Obituary - WYINH.P1LE, FRONTIERSMAN, DI^SOMERSET Carried...
WYINH.P1LE, FRONTIERSMAN, DI^SOMERSET Carried Mn.ll Trom C»lHorni» to X«tts«M City During GoM Bun* of 1841. VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR SOMERSET, Juno 26.--Irvlu H. Plla, Somerset's oidc-at citizen, died Tuwday at tho itge ot 92 yeuru, month and 16 days. lie wus born the aid IOK house on the "Kimmel below th« courthouse. The square ((round on which the building atootl was owned by his grandfather before th* Incorporation ot the borough In 17K, and remained In the ownership ot Ui« Pll* family tor three generations, In 1»49 Mr. Pile went bo California, where ho 'became tlhe uaaodate of Major deorgo Chorpennlng, also ot Som«rtot, iu the first transportation of Uia United mulls between Sttenunonlo, Cal., and Kansas City, Mo. Theirs won a life iC WirllllnK *dr»nturo, punctuated by many encounters with Indiana and hatullu, but both aurvlved to return to their horots anil klnatolk lu Somerset. Mr. Pile aftor hla return from tlio PacHlo Coast unlisted as u private «oldlor ta the Civil War, In Captain, Franklin B. Long's Company G, 54th TXogUnMU, on Konnmry 1, 1SB2, and ·erring his throes'yearn 1 oullstinexit wan discharged on February 7, 1865, at Chapln'a Farm, Va., having boon promoted to mrgoant during his sor- Ttc*. i*he luU Gonoral .lucob M. Campbell, of Johnstown, a nntlve of Allnhwy town.ihlp, Somerset county, was colonol of the 5 Kb. Kcglment. Retiming to Somerset utter the war Mr. Pllo wan united In marriage with Mlas Slugta, whono u.'thcr for itorno yearH previous was publisher the Now York "Clipper" and who tlred to lire his remaining years Somerset. In 1870 when tlio completion of PltUburg Coimollsvlllo Railroad connected up tlio remaining link of track between Connaltevlllc and Cumberland Mr. Pllo vrn.8 awarded I contract to curry the mall between Somerset and liockwood. "VVhon tho Somer««t and Mineral Npoiat brunch railway waa com plotccl lu 1S72 Mr. Pile took otor currying of t.ho mo.ll and ·xpraftt betweon the Somerset depot and poytoUlco, at which ho conllouod unlil Incapacitated by ago and then was nuccocdod In the aor- vtce by hU son, Mlltou, 0. Pile, with the assistance of hk» son, Irvln, jtct contliruos In that occupation, supplemented by much transfer ol Baltimore Ohio Railroad freight. Thud «ndod tho career ot ono of Somerset county'n moat niraarkable men--the pioneer of the -western frontier, th* soldier of the Union cans*, the sterling citizen ot his home community and patriot of a tints honored Peanaylrunla family. Mr. Pile ts survived by three daughters, Mrs. Oyrus V. Knapper and Mlssos Amelia Retwoirer and Mlnnlo Pile; atno one »oa, Mlltoa C. Plla, rtaldln# la Somerset. Fuaenit servtcM for Mr. Pile vrtll b* h«2d at 4 o'clock this aftomoon the HI* rwrfdonce tn East FalrYlew atre»t, conducted by the Rev. Dr. 1. HMS Wtafor, paator of Trinity

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  1. The Daily Courier,
  2. 26 Jun 1924, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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