THOMPSON F. MCCABE is a native of Allegheny County, Penn., born in 1823, of Scotch-Irish descent. William, the pioneer of this family, a farmer, came to America about 1775, but later moved to Allegheny County, where he purchased 200 acres in what is now Collier and Robinson Townships. William had born to him nine children, of whom Joseph E. was among the youngest, and in early life learned the carpenter's trade, but later became a farmer. He married Margaret, daughter of John Fife, and sister of Maj. Fife. Seven children, five of whom are now living, were born to Mr. and Mrs. McCabe. Joseph E. died in 1870, aged eighty years, his wife in 1832, aged about forty years. Among the youngest of their children is Thompson F., who was educated at the public schools and reared on the farm where he was born, and which he now owns. He married in 1853, Mary Jane, daughter of James Richardson, and has five children: Howard L., Maggie, Jennie (Mrs. Harrison), Lizzie (a teacher in the high school at Pittsburgh) and Joseph E. (at home). The mother of these children died in 1872, aged thirty-nine years. Mr. McCabe has retired from active business life; takes a deep interest in politics, and like his father before him is a stanch supporter of the principles of the Democratic party. He has held many positions of trust, and is a member of the Presbyterian Church at Mansfield.
Howard L. McCabe was born in 1855, the eldest son born to Thompson F. and Mary Jane (Richardson) McCabe. He was educated in the public schools, and in 1879 engaged in the lumber business under the firm name of Cubbedge & McCabe, dealers in lumber and planing-mill supplies. Mr. McCabe married, in 1881, Alice, daughter of D.C. Hultz, of Allegheny City, Penn., and three children, two of whom are living, are the result of this union. Mr. McCabe has been a resident of Mansfield since 1881. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Presbyterian Church; politically he is a Democrat.