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William E. Fell

WILLIAM E. FELL, manager of the Greenville Coal & Ice Company, is a native of Pymatuning, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, born July 1, 1869, a son of  Erwin and Elizabeth (Jack) Fell. The father was born in Pymatuning township and now resides in Ohio, and the mother was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania. They were married in Mercer county and their children were: Allie M.; William E.; Lulu; Thaddeus J. The grandfather,  Andrew Fell, was one of the pioneer families of Mercer county and a member of the Baptist church. In political views he was an ardent Whig and later a Republican.

Erwin Fell, the father of William E., spent his boyhood days on the old homestead. He enlisted as a soldier in the Civil war. After the close of his service in the war, he returned to Mercer county and engaged in farming up to 1893, when he moved to Ohio, locating in Trumbull county, and there he is still successfully carrying on his farm. Politically, he votes the Republican ticket.

Like his father, William E. Fell spent his boyhood days on the old homestead and assisting his father and attending the public schools up to 1890. Then he went to Roodhouse, Illinois, and there engaged in the occupation of a hotel clerk, continuing until the spring of 1892, when he returned to Mercer county, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in farming on the old home place, which he followed till the spring of 1901, when he went to Greenville and there engaged in the implement business, carrying a full line of farm machinery. Being one of the stockholders in the Greenville Coal and Ice Company, in November, 1905, he took charge of the management of this business. Mr. Fell is a worthy member of Alhambra Lodge No. 293, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. and politically votes the Republican ticket.

He was married in March, 1800, to Josephine B. Cozadd, born in Lackawannock township. Mercer county, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Kate B. Cozadd. James Cozadd, a farmer of Mercer county, was a native of that county and died in 1901. The mother was born in the South and they were the parents of four children: Cora, Josephine B. (Mrs. Fell), James and Katie B. The father belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church. In his politics he was a firm defender of Republican party principles. Mr. and Mrs. Fell are the parents of three children, as follows: Bernice E., Dorothy J. and William Raymond.

Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, 1909, page 547

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