KELLEY, HARRY S., was born at Mt. Joy, Pa., September 27, 1867. His parents, Richard P. and Catherine (Stayer) Kelley, are natives of Lancaster county, and his mother is still living, having her home in New Jersey. Harry S. spent his boyhood at Mt. Joy, and secured his education in the schools of that place. When sixteen years of age he removed to Harrisburg, and since that time he has been continuously engaged in the coal business with his uncle. H. M. Kelley. He has had entire charge of the extensive business since 1887, and 1890 he was admitted to the firm of H. M. Kelley & Co., as a full partner in the business. This large success and rapid advancement are due to his characteristic energy, his demonstrated and recognized executive ability, and his agreeable social qualities. The development of the great business of his firm to its present dimensions and standing is largely due to his unflagging devotion and marked ability and capacity. Mr. Kelley holds a prominent place in fraternity circles, holding membership in the following orders, namely; Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M.; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, R. A. M.; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11; Harrisburg Council, No. 7, and Harrisburg Consistory, S. P. R. S., 32 degree; Pisgah Temple of Reading. He is a Republican in politics, and has so far escaped matrimonial bonds. His career is an honorable one, and is an object lesson to young men as to what a firm purpose, high aims and business capacity will enable a man to accomplish.
Peggy McNeal, for the Dauphin County,
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