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Born: 1823, Died: 1872

Edward Haviland was the son of John Haviland who, according to a notice of his death, "studied law and was admitted to the Bar of Philadelphia soon after he became of age. He practiced his profession but a short time. on breaking out of the war with Mexico he enlisted in Col. Wynkoop's regiment of Penn'a Volunteers and served through the war." Following the Mexican War, Haviland supposedly became an architect and worked with his father. However, Haviland appears in the Philadelphia city directories as an attorney from 1849 through 1853. After a brief period in Chicago, Edward Haviland settled in York, PA. Among his projects for this period were "Dr. Gurley's Presbyterian Church at Washington, the High School building at York, the County prisons at Easton, Clearfield, Williamsport, Mauch Chunk, Ebensburg, Coudersport and Reading, a Presbyterian Church at Holidaysburg and an Almshouse at Reading." At the time of his death "he was engaged in building very handsome residences at York for Hon. J. S. Black and E. G. Smyser, Esq."

Written by Roger W. Moss.

 

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