Benjamin Truxal was born in
, 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
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
June 18, 1864
, and disabled for further service. He came to
in 1870, and established what is now the
Enterprise Machine Works. In 1870 be married Miss Mary Locke, of
, who presented him with one child - a daughter
named Eva. Mr. Truxal is a Republican, a Mason, and a Knight of Pythias.
"History of East Tennessee" 1887; Page 1004.