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McCREATH, Andrew S., son of William McCreath (died 1878, aged seventy-five) and Margaret Chrichton (died 1870, aged sixty-three), was born March 8, 1849, in Ayr, Scotland. He was educated at Ayr Academy and Glasgow University for classical course. He took special chemical courses at Andersonian University, Glasgow, under Professors Penny and Dr. Clark, and subsequently at Gottingen, under Professors Wochler and Filtig. He came to America in 1870, and assumed charge of the chemical laboratory at the Pennsylvania steel works, where he remained till August, 1874, when he was appointed by the State geologist, chemist to the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, which position he still holds. He has prepared three reports for the State geologist, and special reports on the mineral resources along the lines of the Shenandoah Valley, Norfolk and Western, and New River railroads. He is actively engaged in his profession. He was married February 4, 1875, to Eliza, daughter of Charles L. and Mary W. Hummel Berghaus.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 25 February 2001

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