GROSS, EDWARD Z., pharmacist, was born in Harrisburg, November 6, 1851. He is a son of Daniel W. and Elizabeth Kunkel Gross. He received his primary education in the private schools of Harrisburg, and later attended the academies taught by Gause and Seiler. At the age of sixteen years, his academic course being completed, he entered the drug store of his father. In the winter of 1871 he matriculated at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and graduated from that institution in the spring of 1873. He at once returned to Harrisburg and continued in the employ of his father and his brother, George A., until 1883. On January 1, of that year, he became a partner in the business. His brother retiring from the firm, the business was conducted by the father and Edward Z. Until January 1, 1894. Since that date the store has been under the management of Edward Z. alone.
Edward Z. Gross was married in Harrisburg, May 18, 1876, to Nancy J., daughter of J. Vance and Hannah (Dull) Criswell. They have two children: Hannah C. and Henry McC.
Mr. Gross has served as school director for one term. He is one of the managers of the City Hospital, and a member of the advisory board of the Children’s Industrial Home. He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M.; Dauphin Lodge, No. 160, I. O. O. F., and Star of America Commandery, No. 113, K. of M. In political views Mr. Gross is a Republican. He and his wife and daughter are members of the pine Street Presbyterian church, in which he is an elder, the leader of the choir, and the superintendent of the infant department of the Sabbath-school.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 Jan 2001
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