“History of Pittsburgh and Environs”
The American Historical Society, Inc.
New York and Chicago, 1922
Fleming, George Thornton, 1855-1928
HON. NORMAN ANSHUTZ WHITTEN of Munhall, Pa. is a son of ROBERT QUAIL and SARAH JANE (ANSHUTZ) WHITTEN, residents of Pittsburgh for many years.
GEORGE P. ANSHUTZ, the maternal great-grandfather of NORMAN A. WHITTEN, was born in Alsace, Nov. 28, 1753, when he came to this country about 1789. He located near Huntingdon, Pa., and established a steel manufactory. He built the first blast furnace here in 1792. He transported products for his steel mills by wagon and flat boat. He later abandoned his first mills and became manager of the Westmoreland Furnace, located three miles from Ligonier, of which John Probst was the owner. Later MR. ANSHUTZ became a partner of Judge John Gloniger and Mordecai Massey, and they built a furnace in Huntingdon, Pa., in 1796. He died Feb. 28, 1837.
ROBERT QUAIL WHITTEN was for many years in the Government service, and was also associated with the S. Jarvis Adams Company foundry, in Pittsburgh. He served in the Civil War as a member of the 61st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
NORMAN A. WHITTEN was born in Pittsburgh, Oct. 28, 1868…For years a resident of the borough of Munhall…In June, 1891, MR. WHITTEN married CATHERINE E. MITSHELEN, of Pittsburgh, and they have three children: ROBERT QUAIL, 2nd, SARAH JANE, and JULIA MITSHELEN.
ROBERT QUAIL WHITTEN, 2nd enlisted in the U. S. army, he served on the Mexican border with the 18th Pennsylvania Regiment, and when the U. S. entered the World War he enlisted for further service…
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