REED, Samuel B., Harrisburg, was born in Dillsburg, York county, Pa, June 10, 1851; son of George W. and Nancy (Jones) Reed. The parents were both natives of York county. The father was a cooper by trade and later in life became a farmer. For thirty-five years he carried the mail from Dillsburg to Franklintown, and from Brantsville to East Burlington, Adams county. He married Nancy Jones, by whom he had seven children, five of whom are living: Mary A., Sarah J., George W., Maria E., and Samuel B. In politics Mr. Reed was a Democrat, and served as tax collector of Dillsburg for several years. He died, at the age of eighty-four years, at Dillsburg, where his wife died. In faith, he was a Quaker, and his wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Samuel B. attended the public school in Dillsburg until he was fourteen years old, and then learned the tailor trade, at which he worked for three years. At the age of nineteen years he went to Pittsburg where he found employment with a jewelery and prize package company for thirteen months, after which he returned to Dillsburg and was elected and served as borough supervisor one year. He then established a livery business which he conducted ten years, and sold to William Harbolt, after which he opened a green grocery at Williamstown and conducted it three months. His next employment was on the street cars, at Harrisburg, when he was later made superintendent and held this position for eight years. His next business venture was a livery establishment, which he is managing at the present time. He was married, April 4, 1883, in Lebanon county, to Miss Agnes Golden, daughter of David and Harriet Golden. Their children are: Rudolph C., Maria G., Bessie A., and George Russel, died March 4, 1894, aged nineteen months. In politics Mr. Reed is a Democrat. The father of Mrs. Reed was a native of Adams county, where he was engaged as a dealer in grain and coal. He was appointed postmaster under Lincoln's administration and occupied that office many years. He had six children. His wife is a native of Adams county and survives him, residing at Harrisburg, and is eighty years of age.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 11 Feb. 2001
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