BLOUGH, Wilson R., senior member of the Blough Manufacturing Company, was born in Palmyra, Lebanon county, Pa., May 22, 1862. He is a son of Cyrus and Sarah (Meyer) Blough. His parents have been continuous and honored residents of Harrisburg, where his father has conducted a successful dairy business for the past twenty-five years. The father is a native of Lebanon county, and his wife of Dauphin county, and both are living. They had four children, one of whom died in infancy; those living are Wilson R., Laura, wife of Thomas R. Redmond, Jr., and Bertram F.
When about eight years old, Wilson R. removed to Harrisburg with his parents, and his education was received in the public schools of this city. He began business as traveling salesman and was thus employed until 1892. On February 7, 1892, in connection with his brother, Bertram F., he engaged in the manufacture of ladies' and children's wear, under the firm name of Blough Manufacturing Company. He was married, in Harrisburg, to Miss Catherine Kline, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Kline, old and honored residents of Dauphin county. They have four children: Mabel, Violet, Ruth and Beatrice. Mr. Blough is a member of Harrisburg Lodge, No 68, I. O. O. F.
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Date of Transcription: 21 Nov 2000
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