CARLILE, Alexander
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CARLILE, Alexander W., senior member of the firm of Carlile & Roberts, proprietors of the Pennsylvania Ammonia and Fertilizer Works, was born in Chester county, near New London, PA., December 3, 1855. He is a son of Samuel and Julia C. (Henderson) Carlile, the former a native of Chester county, the latter of Lancaster county, Pa. After passing through the public schools of his native town, he attended Delaware College, at Newark, Del., from which he was graduated in 1882. For four years he was assistant analytical chemist in the State Laboratory of Delaware College. In 1886 he opened a chemical laboratory at Wilmington, Del., and was engaged in this profession for four years in this place. The next year he was engaged in the same profession at Lancaster, Pa., and during this time he was also manager and stockholder in the Pennsylvania Ammonia and Fertilizer Company, at Harrisburg, Pa. In July, 1895, he formed a partnership in this business with Mr. Alexander H. Roberts.

He was married, in Philadelphia, January 28, 1885, to Eveline Juliet Witmer, daugher of Amos L. and Amanda Witmer, of Lancaster, Pa. Two children have been born to them, one of whom died in child- hood. The living child is Genevieve, born December 27, 1892. In politics Mr. Carlile is a Democrat. He attends the Episcopal Church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: November 14, 2000

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