John M. Mack
(27 Oct 1864 - 14 Mar 1924)
John M. Mack
from History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families (1914)
JOHN M. MACK, the fourth son of John Michael, was born Oct. 27, 1864., in Jefferson township, Carbon county, Pa., near Mount Cobb. He was educated in the public schools up to the age of fourteen years, when he was employed as a teamster by a company, who were engaged in the construction of a branch of the Erie Railroad. He subsequently was a stationary engineer at Dunmore and New York City. About 1890 he went as second engineer on a steamer to Panama. Upon his return he entered the employ of a Mr. Fallason, a manufacturer of wagons. Subsequently in connection with his brother, Augustus F., he purchased the business, removing it to Atlantic avenue, in Brooklyn, N. Y., and continued the business there until about the year 1900, when they engaged in the automobile truck business, experimenting and manufacturing, and in 1905 they removed their works to Allentown, continuing successfully the manufacturing of auto trucks. In 1911 the business was sold to the International Motor Company, who continue it up to the present time at Allentown, employing a large force of mechanics.
Mr. Mack married, July 26, 1901, Miss Mary Murtha, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Issue: John Michael, Jr., born Aug. 28, 1902, and Carroll, born March 24, 1906.