HESS, EDWIN H., pharmacist, was born in Middletown, Dauphin county, Pa., March 19, 1862, son of Hiram W. and Ella T. (Famstermacher) Hess, both natives of Lebanon county and of German ancestry, the former still living and residing in Harrisburgf, the later died at Harrisburg, April 10, 1890. The father is a locomotive engineer, and has been in the emplouyment of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company since 1868, and has been a resident of Harrisburg for twenty-eight years. Edwin H. is the only child of his parents and cams with them to Harrisburg when he was six years old. He received his primary education in the public schools of Harrisburg and subsequently attended the College of Pharmacy, at Philadelphia, from which he was graduated in 1885. He was then engaged as pharmaceutical clerk at Trenton and Burlington. N. J.. for one year, and for the same length of time at Mc Veytown, Mifflin county. In the latter part of 1887 he embarked in the drug business in Harrisburg. Mr. Hess was married, at Harrisburg, November 22, 1885, to Rebecca F. DePuy, daughter of Thomas and Julia A. (Baker) DePuy, to whom threre has been born one son, Jay Baker. Mr Hess holds membership in Robliert Burns Lodge, No. 464, /F. & A. M., and in the Society of Alumni of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Mr. and Mrs. Hess are consistent members of Messiah Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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