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BICKLEY, Wm. h.,Jr., of the firm of Harvie & Bickley, proprietors of the Keystone Forge and Machine Works, was born in Pottsville, Pa., October 2, 1866. He is a son of William H. Bickley, Sr., and Virginia (Phillips) Bickley. He came to Harrisburg with his parents when he was seven years old, and was educated in the public schools. He also took a course in the Harrisburg Business College. He learned the machinist business and has been engaged in this business ever since. On August 10, 1893, he commenced business for himself, in connection with John C. Harvie, under the above firm name. He was married at Harrisburg, October 1, 1890, to Rebecca Gsell, daughter of John and Rebecca Gsell, of Chambersburg. To them have been born two sons: William P. and John H. Mr. Bickley is a member of Cincinnatus Commandery, No. 96, K. of M. In political views he is a Republican. He attends the Lutheran church.


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