McFADDEN, JOHN E., was born in Harrisburg, February 2, 1850, and was educated in the public schools of the city. When he was thirteen years of age he ran away from home and enlisted, at Norfolk, Va., in company A, Eleventh regiment, Pennsylvania cavalry, and served until the close of the war, being mustered out at Richmond, Va., and finally discharged at Camp Cadwalader, in August. 1865. He returned to Harrisburg and took up the trade of stone cutting in the monumental department of his father's shop. After acquiring this art he was occupied at it in various parts of the State, and doing business on his own account at Port Royal, Juniata county, Pa., for fifteen years. For the past two years he has been at Harrisburg. He was married in Harrisburg, August 11, 1870, to Sarah A. Heck, daughter of Emanuel A. and Sarah Heck, of Dauphin county, Pa. They have had ten children, eight of whom are living: William F., born May 11, 1872; John C., born October 14, 1874; Laura M., born July 22, 1876; Edward G., born in February, 1883; Sallie M., born May 11, 1885; Mary, born August 5, 1887 ; and Harry, born December 4, 1894. Mr. McFadden has filled several township offices in Juniata county. In politics he is a Democrat. He attends the Roman Catholic church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 16 Feb 2001
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