Benjamin Truxal


      Benjamin Truxal was born in Westmoreland County , Penn. , March 22, 1842, and is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Searly) Truxal, both natives of Pennsylvania. Our subject was reared and educated in that State, learning the machinist's trade in Pittsburg , Penn. In 1862 he enlisted in Company L, One Hundred and Second Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry as private, was seriously wounded in the left shoulder in front of Petersburg , June 18, 1864 , and disabled for further service. He came to Chattanooga in 1870, and established what is now the Enterprise Machine Works. In 1870 be married Miss Mary Locke, of Pennsylvania , who presented him with one child - a daughter named Eva. Mr. Truxal is a Republican, a Mason, and a Knight of Pythias.
Goodspeed's "History of East Tennessee" 1887; Page 1004.