HANSHAW, CHARLES E., coal dealer, Harrisburg, was born April 21, 1867. He is the only son of Daniel M. Hanshaw. His father died January 11, 1896, aged fifty years, nine months and seventeen days. A sketch of his life appears in another place in this volume.
Charles E. Hanshal attended the Harrisburg schools, securing a good common school education. At the age of fifteen he was employed in the iron works in South Harrisburg and continued there four years. At the age of nineteen he decided to learn the trade of plasterer, in which he was engaged for about eight years. After this he went in with his father and has been in the coal business ever since that time, with the exception of one year, during which he dealt in ice on his own account. On October 3, 1895, he began a course of study in the Harrisburg Business College, which he is still pursuing. Upon the death of his father the business came into his hands and he is now conduction it on his own account. He is abundantly qualified to do so and is making it successful. He enjoys the esteem of those who know him. He is unmarried. In political views he is Republican. He is a member of the Second Reformed church.
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