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James B. Topley

HISTORY OF BUTLER COUNTY
by C. Hale Sipe, Historical Publishing Co., Topeka-Indianapolis, 1927, Vol. 2, page 1076

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James B. Topley, one of the popular young business men of Slippery Rock, is a native of Pennsylvania He was born at East McKeesport, Pennsylvania September 8, 1899, and is the son of James and Estelle (Bain) Topley.

James Topley, deceased, was a native of East McKeesport Pennsylvania, where he spent his entire life. For some time he was interested in the coal business but later was a paving contractor He and his wife died July 5, 1914. Both are buried at McKeesport.

After completing his schooling at East McKeesport James B. Topley entered Slippery Rock State Normal School, but was forced to leave school on account of an operation He then went to California and after his return in two years he became interested in the restaurant business at Slippery Rock in 1922 in Partnership with Mrs. J. H. Welsh, and they are still associated in business.

Mr. Topley is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and belongs to the Knights of Pythias and the Order of Independent Americans.

Updated on Saturday, 01-Jul-2000 18:10:17 MDT