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FITZPATRICK, W.Righter, superintendent of the Harrisburg Electric Company, was born at Hazleton, Luzerne county,Pa., March 29, 1856. He is a son of James and Mary (Malloy) Fitzpatrick, who were both natives of Pennsylvania and of Irish Ancestry. They both died at Hazleton, the father in 1889, the mother in 1878. The father was a highly respected citizen of Hazleton and prominent in military circles, bearing the title of colonel. They had born to them three chil- dren: W. R., Ella, and James C., Indian agent at Ft. Dunlap, Montana. The youth of W. Righter was spent in Hazleton, where he had the advantage of a good public school education. He became a telegraph operator in the employment of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. In 1877 he became connected with the Hazleton Electric Light Company and on March 17, 1884, he came to Harrisburg and since that date has been connected with the Harrisburg Electric Light Company. In May of the same year he was appointed electrician of the company and has efficiently performed the duties of his present position since 1886. He was married, at Harrisburg, June 1, 1876, to Sarah Coulter, daughter of William and Sarah Coulter, of Harrisburg. To them have been born two children : Mary and James. He is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M. In political views he is a Republican. He attends the Market Square Presbyterian church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Charles E. Fies for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 15 Nov 2000

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