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Robert Raymond McFall Bio


Monongalia Co. WV

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.,
Chicago and New York, Volume II
pg 200

Robert Raymond McFall, general manager and treasurer of the Southern Fuel Company of Mortgantown, has had an interesting diversity of experience in business and in educational circles, and since locating at Morgantown has found ample satisfaction not only for his business energies but for the desires for social and civic service.

A native of Northern New York, he was born in the Village of Naumburg, Lewis County, January 29, 1884, son of John and Lillian A. (Eldred) McFall, the former a native of St. Lawrence County and the latter of Jefferson County, New York. His grandparents, William and Mary McFall, were born in Glasgow, Scotland, and were pioneers in St. Lawrence County, New York. John McFall was a carriage maker by trade, and occupation and business he followed for many years at Naumburg, where he died in 1918, at the age of sixty-four. His widow is now sixty-two years of age and lives at Castorland, New York.

Robert R. McFall was educated in the Lowville, New York, Academy, and completed his literary education in Adrian College of Michigan. His first regular business experience was as shipping clerk for the Beaver River Lumber Company at Castorland, New York, in 1902. Following that he was paymaster for the Carthage Tissue Paper Mills at Carthage, New York. During his student career at Adrian, Michigan, he was secretary to the president of the college. On leaving college he spent one year at Valley City, North Dakota, as registrar of the State School of North Dakota. He then returned to Adrian, and for four years was registrar of Adrian College and secretary to the board of Trustees.

Mr. McFall came to Morgantown in 1914. Here he built and managed the plant of the Barley Foods Company, conducting that business five years. Since 1919 he has been general manager and treasurer of the Southern Fuel Company. He is also secretary of the Morgantown Wholesale Coal Association and a director of the Union Bank and Trust Company. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega college fraternity, belongs to the First Presbyterian Church, and is affiliated with the Rotary, Masonic and Old Colony clubs, the Morgantown and Pittsburgh Chambers of Commerce. February 14, 1914, Mr. McFall married Miss Lucile Goucher. She was born at Toronto, Jefferson County, Ohio, daughter of Samuel Boone and Anna (McConnell) Goucher. Her father was descended from the Daniel Boone family. Mr. and Mrs. McFall have two children: Anna Gene, born August 8, 1915; and J. S. Robert, born November 5, 1916.


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