Robert A. McCUTCHEON was born at Big Bend, Pa., in 1857.  When he was 12 years old, he commenced to work pumping oil and received $1.25 per day, and has been engaged in the oil business since.  When 14, he learned telegraphy, attended Janes’ Academy at Clintonville and high school at Emlenton.  He was in the Clarion oil-field from 1876 to 1880, in the Butler oil-field one year, in 1881 went to Bradford, and after remaining three years, in 1884, he came to Allentown as operator and engineer for the National Transit Co., and has been with it since.  In 1882, Mr. McCutcheon married Kate RICHARDSON and has 5 children.  He is special agent for the Pennsylvania Mutural Life Insurance Co., is a member of Wellsville Lodge No. 230, F. & A. M., Wellsville Chapter R.A.M. No. 143, St. John’s Commandery of Olean No. 24, Ishmalia Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Buffalo.