Big changes have come to Genealogy.com — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
 
Learn more


Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Torrence Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

DAVID REECE TORRENCE born April 10, 1847
Posted by: Cathy Farrell (ID *****9307) Date: September 06, 2011 at 13:01:48
  of 1443

“Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: personal and genealogical, Vol. 1
Northwestern Historical Association
Madison, Wis.: Northwestern Historical Association , 1904

Pg. 25 (Picture of DAVID REECE TORRENCE)

Note: Pittsburgh is spelled Pittsburg in the article.

DAVID REECE TORRENCE, city treasurer of Pittsburgh, born April 10, 1847. He was reared and educated in his native city, and has been an honored resident most of his life. When fifteen years old he left school, and was for two years employed in his father’s grocery, then he entered the employ of the P. C. C. & St. L. R. R. company, as a clerk in the South Side office. He remained with this company about eight years, then resigned and went to Paducah, Ky. He was appointed local freight and ticket agent of the Elizabethtown & Paducah railroad company, which later became the Louisville, Paducah & Southwestern. In 1876 MR. TORRENCE returned to Pittsburgh, and was for two years employed by the coal firm of Negley & Co. He entered the office of the city treasurer in 1878, as clerk, where his career has been brilliant and eventful. In the same year that he became an employee in the city treasurer’s office, MR. TORRENCE was made cashier, and, in 1885, he was made chief clerk. In 1896 he was elected treasurer, was re-elected in 1899, and, in 1902, was appointed to fill the office for a third term, under the famous “Ripper bill.” MR. TORRENCE served the thirty-second ward, Pittsburgh, for eighteen years as a member of the school board, and for fifteen years of that time represented his ward on the Central school board. During his service on the Central board he was one of its prominent members, and was chairman of the committee which introduced industrial education into the public (pg. 26) schools, and chairman of the committee which built the Fifth Avenue high school and the South Side high school. MR. TORRENCE is an enthusiastic Mason, a Knight Templar and Mystic Shriner. He is a member of the Episcopal church.

P.S. That is all I know what is written in this article.


Notify Administrator about this message?
Followups:
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

http://genforum.genealogy.com/torrence/messages/1414.html
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network