Washington Irving Stineman
Son of Jacob Stineman and Mary Eleanor Varner, born in South Fork, August 23, 1869. He was educated in the public schools of South Fork, and in the Central Pennsylvania college at New Berlin, Pennsylvania, having entered the sophomore year; he was called home at the age of seventeen years to superintend his father's mining interests, the latter having been elected to the office of sheriff of the county. He remained in that position until the formation of the Stineman Coal and Coke company in 1893, when, being one of the organizers of the company, he became its general manager, and has continued as such ever since. This company had their headquarters in Philadelphia, and were among the largest producers of bituminous coal in the State. In addition to this enterprise Mr. Stineman was treasurer of the firm of Stineman Bros., and a director and the treasurer of the Euclid Coal and Coke company. Fraternally Mr. Stineman was a prominent Mason, being a member of Summit Lodge, No. 312, and of Portage Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Johnstown. In politics he followed in the footsteps of his father, and was a staunch republican, and a co-worker with him in all political work. January 12, 1893, he married Nannie James, a daughter of Edmund James, a prominent druggist and business man of Ebensburg, this county. Their union was been blessed in the birth of one child, James Calvin. Washington Irving Stineman was a young man of wide business experience for his age, and showed that he possessed business talent of a high order of merit. Died September 29, 1947.
Western Pennsylvanians, 473.