20th Century History of New Castle and
Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens

Explanation and Caution

TRANSCRIPTION: While the transcribers have attempted to faithfully reproduce the original text, be aware that any transcription may include errors. If you find a typographical error, please send an e-mail to the transcriber, if known, or to the Lawrence County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Coordinator.

ABBREVIATIONS: These old histories include many abbreviations that are no longer familiar. Go to this page to see a list of abbreviations.

ADDITIONS AND ERRORS: The rare additions to the original text are clearly indicated by being enclosed in square brackets. These include pages numbers, such as [p. 163] to indicate where a new page begins in the printed version. Where it seems that there is a typo in the original text, [sic] has been added immediately afterward to indicate that the suspected error is in the original text. Occasionally, correction of known errors may be shown in brackets.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Portraits of individuals are shown with the text of the biographical sketch. Pictures of residences and business buildings are shown in the Index of Views.

GENEALOGICAL ACCURACY: Please remember that these old histories and biographies, while an invaluable resource, are secondary sources and are known to include many mistakes, including, sometimes, variations of name spelling. Information in them should always be confirmed by checking primary sources (wills, deeds, censuses, etc.) if possible.

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