GOULD, GEORGE W., grocer, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Harrisburg, May 11, 1868. He is a son of Christian and Rebecca (Craig) Gould. Christian Gould was born in Carlisle, Pa. He lived in Harrisburg for many years and was connected with the Philadelphia and Reading railroad as yard dispatcher. For some years he has been retired from active business. He was twice married. Of the first marriage there was one daughter, Catherine, now wife of William Banks, of Harrisburg. His second wife, Rebecca Craig, was born in Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa. The only child of this marriage is George W.
George W. Gould has resided in Harrisburg all his life. He was educated in the city schools, and afterwards became salesman in a grocery house; this position he held for about two years. He was then for eight years in the employ of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company as brakeman, fireman and engineer. He was one year with the Pennsylvania railroad as brakeman. In this service he met with an accident which made the amputation of one leg necessary, and was consequently compelled to abandon railroad work. In 1893 he engaged in the grocery business, which he still conducts with success. He was married, in Harrisburg September 26, 1888, to Frances, daughter of William and Mary Anderson, of Harrisburg. Mrs. Gould was born in Lancaster. They have one daughter, Annie Rebecca. Mr. Gould is a member of Fulton Council, No. 35, O. U. A. M., and St. John's Castle, No. 17, K. of M. C. He belongs to the Beneficial Society of the Pine Street Presbyterian church, which church he and his wife attend.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 12 Feb 2001
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