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MIDDLETON, William H., city solicitor of Harrisburg, was born in Newville, Cumberland county, Pa., January 25, 1861, son of William and Mary E. Middleton, the former a native of Cumberland county, Pa., the latter of Hagerstown, Md. The father was born near Newville, in 1830, and removed to Harrisburg, where he has since been engaged in the manufacture of writing fluids. For the past five years he has also conducted the mineral springs and summer hotel at Newville, Pa. His children are: William H.; Margaret, wife of Charles P. Lusk, coal, wood and ice dealer, of Harrisburg; Mollie, died in 1881, after reaching maturity, and two children who died in infancy. The family attends the Lutheran church. William H., when two years old removed with his parents to Harrisburg, where he has since been a continuous resident. He was educated in the city schools, read law with Ex-Judge Thomas S. Hargest, was admitted to the Dauphin county bar, and was later admitted to practice in the United States Circuit Court, United States Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court, and since his admission has been engaged in a general practice at Harrisburg. In 1889 Mr. Middleton was elected a member of the school board, in which he served as chairman of the finance committee, and was re-elected to the board in 1892 and resigned. In 1892 he was elected to the office of city solicitor and was re-elected in 1894. He also was a notary public from 1886 to 1894. Mr. Middleton was married, November 22, 1888, to Laura L. Sherk, a native of Dauphin county, by whom he has one son, William S., born February 4, 1892. Mr. and Mrs. Middleton attend the Presbyterian church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 13 Nov. 2000

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