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FAHNESTOCK, W. E., was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., April 6, 1866; son of Walter B. and Mary L. (Eppley) Fahnestock. The father was a native of Pittsburgh, the mother a daughter of Daniel Eppley, of Harrisburg. W. E. was reared in Pittsburgh and received his primary instruction in the schools of that city. He completed his education at Cornell University, graduating from that institution in the class of 1887. In September of the following year he came to Harrisburg and engaged in the dry goods business, forming a partnership with W. H. Lyter, under the firm name of Lyter & Fahnestock. The firm continued in business until January 1, 1894, when Mr. Fahnestock purchased the interest of his partner. He was prominently identified with the Masonic fraternities, holding membership in the blue lodge, chapter, commandery, council and consistory. He was married in 1888, to Mary L. VanOrder, daughter of Captain VanOrder of Ithaca, N. Y. Their children are: Lena Ruth and Arnold VanOrder. Mr. Fahnestock attended St. Stephen’s Protestant Episcopal church, of which his widow is a member.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 1 April 2001

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