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Local History: Chapter XLIV - Part II: Biographical Sketches - MILTON - 
Part II. Bell's History of Northumberland Co PA
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Transcribed from Bell's History of Northumberland County Pennsylvania


                             Pages 989 - 1013
                          BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
               H. G. COHILL was born at Williamsburg, Blair county, Pennsylvania, 
August 25, 1858, son of Andrew A. and Mary Jane (Mapes) Cohill, of 
Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and New York State, respectively. His 
father removed to Williamsport and accepted the position of general 
superintendent of the Pennsylvania canal. During the Rebellion he was 
employed by the government as a civil engineer. He died in Williamsport, 
December 4,1887.  His first wife died, June 20,1861; by her he had two 
children: Edmond P., of Hancock, Washington county, Maryland, and H. G. 
His second wife was Annie E. Egan, by whom he had five children, three 
of whom are living: Andrew A., a civil engineer; Ella Maud, and Thomas 
W.  The subject of our sketch was reared in Williamsport and educated in 
the public schools, after which he engaged in railroad contracting and 
building.  He built four miles of the Shamokin, Sunbury and Lewisburg 
railroad, also the Wilkesbarre and Western from Watsontown to Millville, 
and was connected with the Reading railroad, building the annex from 
West Milton to Milton. In 1888 he organized the Milton Knitting Company, 
erected the building, and became one of the heaviest stockholders, and 
held the position of secretary and treasurer up to a recent date. He is 
a director of the Milton Trust and Safe Deposit Company, a stockholder 
in the Milton Driving Park and Fair Association, and one of the auditors 
of the same. February 22, 1883, he married Annie L., daughter of Maurice 
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Van Buskirk, of Milton, by whom he has two children: Thomas Haskins and 
Maurice Blanchard.  Mr. Cohill is a member of the Presbyterian church, 
and politically is a Democrat.