BACON, Daniel
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BACON, DANIEL, was one of the most widely known manufacturers and one of the most popular men in central Pennsylvania. He was boen June 26, 1847, and died sudenly of heart failure April 22, 1893. He removed from Scranton to Harrisburg in 1869, and shortly afterwards engaged in the manufacture and sale of candy near the site of his present factory. His business prospered from the start, and needed enlarged facilities, which he provided from time to time. For the past fifteen years he had occupied the factory and store where his career terminated, which is one of the best equipped and arranged plants of its kind in this part of the State. The marked business traits of Mr. Bacon were his enterprise and ingenuity in forming his plans and his energy and courage in carrying them out. When confronted with disaster and threatened with defeat, as he was at least three separate times when burned out, he lost no time in useless regrets, but at once employed the occasion to alter and always enlarge his plans, and at once addressed himself with redoubled energy and industry to their execution. Mr. Bacon was generous and wholesouled on the social side of his nature, and his cheerful and mirthful disposition spread sunshine all around him. One of his very marked characteristics was his liking for the the commercial travelers, which amounted to a ruling sentiment and almost a passion. It was said he never let one leave his place of business without giving him an order and making him feel that he was with a friend, and all were made welcome as honored guests at his hospitable home. Mr. Bacon sustained membership in the Harrisburg Board of Trade; Dauphin Lodge, No. 160, I.O.O.F.; East Harrisburg Conclave, No.150, I.O.H., and the National Confectioner’s Association. Mr. Bacon was married to Annie Clark, a native of Scranton, by whom he had one son, Arthur D. This son received all the advantages of education affored by the city schools, and subsequently pursued a classical course of study at Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, Pa., upon the completion of which he entered his father’s store. He had just reached his majority when the untimely and sudden death of his father occurred, and he was put in charge of the large business built up by the ability and success of his honored parent. His mother preferred that he should assume the management and become responsible for the continuance of the business, feeling well assured that her worthy son had inherited the business talents and sterling character of her lamented husband. In this hope she has not been disappointed. His successful management of the business of D. Bacon & Co., wholesale dealers and manufacturers of confectioneries, is marked, and he is justly regarded as one of the most enterprising and progressive business men of the city. Mr. Bacon was married in Harrisburg, January 2, 1894, to Miss Barbara Baldwin, of this city. He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F.&A.M.; Pilgrim Commandery, No.11; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, R.A.M.; Rajah Temple; Mystic Shrine, of Reading, and Scottish Rite Mason, thirty-second degree.

 

Dorothy Bumbaugh

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