FOOSE, JACOB A., superintendent and manager of the Harrisburg Tinsmith Company, was born in Lancaster, Pa., February 11, 1860. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Hambright) Foose. They are natives of Lancaster county, where his father was for many years identified with prominent business interests. He efficiently filled the office of chief of police in Lancaster for many years, and for many years served the city well in the select council. He now resides in Reading, Pa., and conducts an extensive tin and copper smithing business. These parents have three children living: Anna, wife of William B. Cox; Ida, wife of Ambrose Snyder, and Jacob A. The latter received a limited education in the Lancaster public schools. At ten years of age he began to work in his father's shop at plumbing, gasfitting, tin and copper smithing. After fourteen years of this employment in his native city he removed to Lebanon , Pa., in 1884, and was for one year foreman of a tinsmithing establishment there. In June, 1885, he opened a shop in Harrisburg in connection with the Harrisburg Car Manufacturing company, which he has since operated, having been connected with his present business from its beginning He was married in Lancaster, November 15, 1877, to Sarah F., daughter of Peter and Amanda Stout, of Reading, Pa. Of their ten children, six died in infancy. Those living are: Jacob S., Frank D., Bertha H., and Helen. Mr. Foose is an active member of Cornplanter Tribe, No. 61, I. O. R. M.; of Dauphin Castle, K. of G.. E.; and Philadelphia Council, Legion of Honor. He is an ardent Democrat. He attends the Lutheran church.
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Date of Transcription: 18 Nov 2000
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