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PFOUTS, WILLIAM C., pharmacist, was born at Black Creek, Clinton county, Pa., March 29, 1850, son of the late Dr. George I. and Mary V. (Gouter) Pfouts, the former born at Jersey Shore, Lycoming county, in 1822, and the latter in Columbia, Lancaster county, Pa. The father was a well-known physician, and was active in the practice of his profession for thirty-eight years. He began practice in the Nittany Valley, Lycoming county, afterwards was for many years at Jersey Shore, then a short time at McCluresville, in Lycoming county, and later returned to Jersey Shore, where he died November 2, 1883. His wife died April 1, 1864. William C. was the only child. He was but an infant when taken by his parents to Jersey Shore, where he was reared to manhood, receiving his education in the public schools of that place and the West Branch high school. After leaving school he read medicine with his father for two years, and afterwards learned the drug business. After serving as manager for a few years he formed a partnership with M. P. Hepburn, with whom he continued in business until July, 1884, when he withdrew from the firm. On January 25, 1885, he removed to Harrisburg, where he has been in the drug business since that date, having been in the trade for twenty-three years. Mr. Pfouts was married in Harrisburg, October 3, 1883, to Miss Amy Sheafer, daughter of Maj. H. I. and America Sheafer, to whom two children have been born: Katrina Westbrook and Ruth Wood. He is a member of La Belle Valer, No 232, of Jersey Shore; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, of Harrisburg; Hospitaller Commandery, No. 146, of Lock Haven, Pa., and F. & A. M. In his political views Mr. Pfouts is a Democrat. The family attend the Market Square Presbyterian church.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Donna Whipple for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project-

Date of transcription: 01 Jan 2001

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