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BRUBAKER, Charles J,,chief clerk to the county commissioners, was born in the borough of Halifax, Dauphin county, Pa., October 10, 1857. He is a son of Henry and Mary R. (Shammo) Brubaker. Jacob Brubaker, the grandfather of Charles J., was a native of Lancaster county, Pa. He settled in Halifax township, Dauphin county, and engaged in farming. He was a member of the M. E. church. He had nine children: Joseph, John, Jacob, Isaac, Henry, Hiram, Benjamin, and two daughters, all of whom are deceased, except Henry. Henry Brubaker, father of Charles J., was born in Halifax township. He has been engaged in farming and in boating on the Wiconisco canal. He and his six brothers owned and conducted boats on that canal for many years. He has served two terms as supervisor of Halifax township, and is now serving his third term in that office, in the borough. He belongs to Charity Lodge, I. O. O. F., and to Camp No. 576, Patriotic Sons of America. He is one of the original stockholders in the Halifax Shoe Company. His wife is a member of the M. E. church. They had five children: Samuel L., traveling for the Pennsylvania Steel Works; Amaza S., Ella F., Annie L. and Charles J.

Charles J. Brubaker is the eldest of his father's children. He was educated in the public schools. He read medicine with Dr. H. R. Casslon, of Halifax, and was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., in 1882, but never practiced medicine. He became paymaster and timekeeper for the Phoenix Bridge Company, Phoenixville, Pa., and remained with that company four years. January 1, 1891, he became assistant clerk to the county commissioners , and in 1892 was appointed chief clerk to that body, which position he has since filled with credit. He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M., the Harrisburg Consistory, and the Rajah Temple of Reading, Pa.; City Lodge, No. 301, I. O. O. F.; A. O. U. W., and Camp No. 576, P. O. S. A., of Halifax. He is an active Republican. In early life he served as page in the United States House of Representatives.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 13 Nov. 2000

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