WILLIAM FREW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of William Frew extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. William Frew was born in Pittsburgh in 1826 and attended Western University of Pennsylvania. He first entered into the retail business, but when oil was first discovered in 1859, Frew and Charles Lockhart formed the partnership of Lockhart & Frew which flourished for twenty-one years. They built the first Pittsburgh refinery - Brilliant Oil Works. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Frew was a captain in the Keystone Rifles of Pittsburgh, and then served as a major with the 15th Regiment of Pennsylvania troops. In 1876 when Standard Oil Company of Pittsburgh was formed, Lockhart & Frew became part of that company with William Frew serving as Vice-President.

Title: WILLIAM FREW [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35307

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History William Frew Pennsylvania Oil Industry Lockhart & Frew Petroleum Company Brilliant Oil Works