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STACKPOLE, E.J., city editor of the Daily Telegraph, was born in McVeytown, Mifflin county, Pa., January 18, 1861, son of the late E.H.H. and Margaret (Glasgow) Stackpole. His father successfully conducted a wagon manufacturing establishment and blacksmith shop for several years. He served one term in the Pennsylvania Legislature, and died in 1890, in office, holding at that time the position of superintendent of the public buildings and grounds. E.J. Stackpole is one of eight living children of a family of eleven. He received a common school education, and learned the trade of a printer in the office of the McVeytown Journal. He subsequently spent three years as editor and publisherof the orbisonia Dispatch, being associated with B.F. Ripple. In 1883 Mr. Stackpole became assistant foreman of the Harrisburg Telegraph. Later he was employed as a reporter for this journal and eventually was promoted to the important position of city editor. He has been for several years and is now a correspondent for a number of newspapers in New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He is an active Republican and has been commander of several leading clubs, among which were the Harrisburg Invincibles. He is also a veteran of the famous "City Grays." National Guards of Pennsylvania. He belongs to Robert Burns Lodge, No.464, F. & A.M. Mr. Stackpole was married to Miss Kate Hummel, a daughter of the late Albert Hummel, for many years a prominent shoe merchant of Harrisburg. They have three children: Catharine H., Margaret and Edward J., Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stackpole are members of the covenent Presbyterian church, in which he is a deacon.


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