MOWRY, Morgan A.
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MOWRY, Morgan A., general manager of the Star Steam Laundry, was born in Liverpool, Perry county, Pa., May 15, 1851; son of Ephraim L. and Emma C. (Harris) Mowry. Ephraim L. Mowry was born in Shamokin, Northumberland county, Pa., of which county Mrs. Mowry was also a native. Eight of their thirteen children are living: Rufus, Monroe, Morgan A., Louis, Thomas, Frederick, Minnie, and Jennie. The deceased children are: Mary, Catherine, Cora, Ellen and Louis. Mrs. Mowry died in 1895; Mr. Mowry still survives and resides at Elmira, N. Y.

Morgan A. Mowry was educated in the public schools of Lewisburg, Union county, Pa., where his parents removed when he was about nine years old. He began early to make his own way in the world, leaving home when he was but sixteen, He has been a continuous resident of Harrisburg since 1873. Immediately upon his arrival in that city he was employed in the White Hall Hotel, of which he was clerk, for ten years. Since 1883 he has been connected with the Star Steam Laundry. Since the death of Mr. and Mrs. Yinger, the proprietors, he has conducted the business in the interest of the estate.

Morgan A. Mowry was married, in Harrisburg, December 9, 1880, to Anna Mary Springer, born in New Market, York county, Pa. Their children are: David, Albert, Bessie Ann, and one that died in infancy. Mr. Mowry is an active member of Bayard Lodge, No. 150, K. of P., also of Goldsmith Division, No. 50, Uniformed Rank, K. of O. He is a Democrat. Mr. Mowry and his family attend Bethlehem Lutheran church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 8 May 2001

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