William Carson Mullan
William Carson Mullan, son of William Neal and Mary A. Williams Mullan, born February 15, 1859 at Fort Louden, Franklin County, PA.
He attended the public schools until he was fourteen years of age, and then began business life as a clerk in the store of John H. Hoerner at Fort Louden. After four years as clerk he entered high school, attending two years. In 1881 he came to Fayette County and secured a position in the store of Robert Carter at Dunbar. In 1881 he entered the employ of the H.C. Frick Coke Company at their Broad Ford store, under Thomas Lynch, general superintendent. In 1883 he was transferred to the Summit store as manager and payroll clerk of the Summit mines. In 1885 he was placed in charge of the following mines and coke plants located along the Mt. Pleasant branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad with headquarters at Broad Ford, PA. Henry Clay, Frick, Rist, Morgan, Foundry, Eagle, White and Summit, later Sterling was added, a total of one thousand and fifty one ovens. In August, 1907 he was transferred to Uniontown and made superintendent of Continental No. 1 mines and coke plant, with four hundred ovens, employing about four hundred men. He has the confidence of his employers, as attested by his thirty one years, and is a thoroughly capable and reliable man. He is a member of the Heptasophs, Royal Arcanum and the United Brethern church. His wife also belongs to that church. He has served as school director, is a Democrat, but extremely independent in political action. He married, Dec. 12, 1900 Minnie May Shupe, born at Mount Pleasant. Pa daughter of Daniel and Sarah (Cease) Shupe, Child, Thomas Lynch, born May 12, 1906, at Broad Ford, PA.
Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania by John W. Jordan and James Hadden. Originally printed 1912. Pages 704–708.
Submitted by Jean Ann Shields, great great niece