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John G. McCrory
Birth: Oct. 11, 1860
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1923
Brush Valley
Indiana County
Pennsylvania, USA

Businessman. He was the founder of the McCrory Five and Ten Cent store chain. Born in East Wheatfield Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, he moved with his family to Cumberland County while still a boy. He returned to Johnstown, Pennsylvania at age 18 and began working in retail stores. Four years later, at age 22, he opened at Scottsdale, Indiana County, Pennsylvania the first of what would become hundreds of McCrory chain stores. His stores would come to be considered the second of the great five-and-dime chain stores founded at the end of the nineteenth century, following F.W. Woolworth (1879) and preceded those of S.S. Kresge (1899). The latter chain was later renamed K-Mart. He is interred in the family mausoleum, above whose entrance is inscribed "McCrorey," the original spelling of the family name. (bio by: Albert Ledoux) 
Family links: 
  Lillie May Peters McCrory (1870 - 1902)*
  Carolyn May McGill McCrory (1874 - 1950)*
  Vander Clair McCrory (1896 - 1929)*
  Eunice Marjorie McCrory (1907 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Grandview Cemetery
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Oct 17, 1998
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