George W. Strite
STRITE, George W., architect, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Lower Swatara township, Dauphin county, Pa., December 8, 1862. he is a son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Seibert) Strite, both born in Dauphin county, Pa. Abraham Strite is a cooper, and he and his wife are old and respected residents of Dauphin county; they now reside in Lower Swatara township. Four of their seven children are living: Jacob, residing in Lower Swatara township; George W., of Harrisburg; Mary, wife of George Schriner, residing near Linglestown, Dauphin county, Pa., and Elizabeth, at home. Mr. Abraham Strite’s father is a prominent Odd Fellow, and has been a member of State Capital Lodge for thirty years. He is a Democrat. He and his wife attend the Lutheran church.
George W. Strite was reared to manhood and attended the public schools of his native township. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits for about ten years. In 1880 he abandoned farming, learned carpentry, and made this his occupation for seven years. In 1887 he began the study of architecture in Harrisburg, and has worked in this profession ever since. In February, 1892, he formed a partnership with George H. Grove, under the firm name of Grove & Strite. On the third day of August, 1895, he dissolved partnership and went into business for himself; he is still occupied with architecture. George W. Strite was married in Harrisburg, December 27, 1888, to Catherine D. Springer, daughter of Jacob and Delilah Springer, born in York county. They have one son, named Eugene P., born January 19, 1891. Mr. Strite is a member of State Capital Lodge, No. 70, I. O. O. F. In politics he is a Democrat. He attends the First Baptist church.
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