HEARD, Frank S., merchant tailor, Harrisburg, Pa., was born in Hagerstown, Md., February 4, 1867. He is a son of Franklin A. and Mary (Mobley) Heard. Franklin A. Heard was born in Hagerstown, June 10, 1826, and with the exception of a few years of his boyhood spent in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a continuous resident of that city all his life. He is a printer by trade and published the Weekly Chronicle at Hagerstown for fourteen years. In 1854 he commenced in the mercantile business in Hagerstown and is at present the oldest merchant in business in Hagerstown. He was married, February 5, 1849, to Mary Mobley, who was born in Wheeling, W. Va., December 25, 1827, and at the age of six moved to Hagerstown, and has ever since resided there. They had six children: William, died, aged three years; Laura S., wife of R. M. Hays; Ella, wife of J. E. Stonebraker; C. Edward; Albert, and Frank S., all excepting the last named, residing in Hagerstown.
Frank S. Heard spent his boyhood and youth in Hagerstown, Md., and was educated in the public schools of that city. After leaving school he was apprenticed to the tailoring business. He learned the cutting branch of the business at the cutting school of John J. Mitchell, New York City. After acquiring a thorough knowledge of the work he was for nine years employed as cutter in a tailoring establishment at Hagerstown. In 1893 he came to Harrisburg and since that date has been in business for himself in this city. By a strict regard for the wants and interests of his patrons, and by honorable dealing and good workmanship, Mr. Heard has achieved enviable success. He has built up a profitable and rapidly growing business. He is highly esteemed in business and in social circles.
He was married in Hagerstown, April 21, 1892, to Miss Cladie M., daughter of Jeremiah and Nettie Funk, of Washington county, Md. They have two children: Robert L. and Catherine M., both living.
Mr. Heard is a member of Perseverance lodge, No. 21, F. & A.M., of Harrisburg; Ithiel Chapter, No. 27, R.A.M., of Hagerstown, Md.; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, K. T., Harrisburg; Valley Lodge, No. 70, K. of P., Hagerstown; Harrisburg Ruling, No. 440, Fraternal Mystic Circle. In political views he is a Republican. He attends the Lutheran church.
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