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Historical figures in the early Oil & Gas Industry in the USA and Canada

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  • Joseph Reid (1843 - 1917)
    Founder of the Joseph Reid Gas Engine Company of Oil City, Pennsylvania.
  • John James McLaurin (1841 - 1923)
  • John Aked Mather (1829 - 1915)
    Early oil region photographer. Known for his photography of early Pennsylvania oil region boom towns, he immigrated to the United States in 1856, becoming interested in photography while visiting his b...
  • Charles Gable (1830 - 1898)
    CHARLES GABLE, proprietor Gable House, Meadville, was born November 3, 1830, in Woodcock Township, this county, on his father's farm, son of John G. and Sarah (Frankenfield) Gable, natives of Lehigh Co...
  • James Denton Dinsmoor (1866 - 1936)
    The History of West Virginia, Old and New Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc. Chicago and New York, Volume III pg 161 Submitted by Gerald Bills.JAMES DENTON DINSMOOR With the developm...

Please add profiles of those who were involved in some way with the early oil and gas industry in the United States and Canada. The industry began in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Ontario in the late 1850s and and early 1860s, and progressed westerly.