Martin Luther McQuown
Luther McQuown was born on January 18, 1852, at Marchand, Indiana County, the son of Civil War Veteran William and Margaret Shields McQuown. His family moved to New Washington, Clearfield County where Luther worked as a farmer; shoemaker; attended public school; and the New Washington Normal School, where he received a teaching certificate. He taught until 1878, when he was elected County Superintendent; served two terms; studied law; and was admitted to the Clearfield Bar in 1884. He was elected to the state Senate, 1895-1898; purchased the Raftsman’s Journal (newspaper); in 1890; and married Virginia Flegal in 1878. He died July 24, 1929, Seattle, King County Washington, at the home of his daughter. Luther was interred in Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.