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A. Y. Findlay    

A. Y. FINDLAY, insurance agent, was born March 16, 1847, in Clarion county, Pennsylvania. His early life was spent on a farm. In 1865, at the age of eighteen, he engaged in insurance soliciting, first in his native county and soon afterward removed to Pittsburgh in the same capacity. In 1868 he came to Franklin and established his present agencies. He has built up one of the most extensive and successful insurance agencies in western Pennsylvania; his business extends over the counties of Venango, Crawford, Mercer, Clarion, Forest, Armstrong, and Butler, Pennsylvania, and is conducted from his main office in Franklin and branch office at Parker City, Pennsylvania. In 1870 Mr. Findlay was united in marriage to Miss Mary M., daughter of Samuel and Mary Rhodes of Clarion county, Pennsylvania. By this union they have one daughter, Maud A. Mr. Findlay is a Mason, having twice held the position of master of his lodge. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he has held official position for a number of years.

History of Venango County, Pennsylvania : its past and present, including its aboriginal history, the French and British occupation of the country, its early settlement and subsequent growth, a description of its historic and interesting localities, its rich oil deposits and their development, sketches of its cities, boroughs, townships, and villages, neighborhood and family history, portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens, statistics, etc., etc.
Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890, page 831.
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