LUSK, Charles P., coal and wood merchant, was born at Freeport, Stephenson county, Ill., February 11, 1851. His parents, William J. and Sarah J. (Chrissman) Lusk, were both natives of Mifflin county, Pa., but settled in Stephenson county at a very early date. They removed from Freeport when Charles was a little over a year old, and lived at Earl, Lasell county, Ill., for ten years, where he received part of his education in the public schools of the place. In 1862 the family removed to Lewistown, Mifflin county, Pa., and about four years after, removed thence to Port Royal, Juniata county, Pa., where they resided five years, and where Charles completed his education. In 1872 the family removed to Harrisburg, where the mother resided until her death, which occurred March 3, 1890. The father died at Livingston, Ala., April 1879. They had four children: one died in infancy; the living are; Mary E., wife of F. L. Showalter, residing at Indianapolis, Ind.; Charles P., and Annie M., widow of B. F. Gillette, residing at Osgood, Ind.
In 1872 Charles P. was engaged as salesman in the wholesale notion house of Wolf & Hench, and filled this position for a year or more. His next occupation was railway news agent. He was afterwards employed in the laboratory of the Pennsylvania Steel Company’s works for three and a half years with headquarters at the Lochiel House. He next established a custom shirt factory. In December, 1894, he engaged in his present business. He was married a t Harrisburg, June 27, 1893, to Margaret A. Middleton, daughter of W. A. and Mary E. Middleton. He is a member of Robert Burns Lodge, No. 464, F. & A. M., Harrisburg Consistory and of the Royal Arcanum. In political views he is a Democrat.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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