HITE, J. C., Royalton, Pa., was born in Derry township, Dauphin county, Pa., October 9, 1849 ; son of Henry and Elvira (Coley) Hite, natives of Dauphin county. The father was a farmer by occupation and reared nine children : Katie, wife of James A. Knighton, of Harrisburg ; Jacob, deceased ; Annie, wife of Jacob Espinshader, deceased ; J.C.; Emanuel, married Miss Lydia Hamilton, and they have four children, Steelton, Pa.; Harry, living in Edgar county, Ill.; Jerome, deceased ; Gabriel, deceased ; James, married to Mrs. Susan Oaks, living in Hanover township.
John C. acquired his education in the public schools and at the academy at Palmyra. When a young man he was engaged in farming and at the age of eighteen years began teaching school in the winter months and has been engaged in that occupation since 1867, with the exception of three years, during which he was in the insurance business. In 1882 he moved to Royalton, from the Round Top mountain, where he has since taught school, with the exception of two years. He is active in political matters in connection with the Republican party. In 1890 he was elected to the office of justice of the peace, which he has filled up to the present, his term of office expiring in May, 1896. Mr. Hite was married, in 1871, to Miss Mary Aungst, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Shakespeare) Aungst, of Dauphin county, who died in June, 1887. Their children are : Oliver R., Ada V., Ezra E., Mazie E., Lizzie N., Mable C., and Annie May, deceased.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 14 March 2001
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