REED, WILLIAM H., furniture manufacturer and undertaker, Hummelstown, Pa., was born in Annville, Lebanon county, Pa., July 13, 1861. His father Isaac Reed, was born in Lebanon county, where he still resides. He is foreman in the Lebanon stone quarries. He married Polly Auchenbunch, also a native of Lebanon county. They had six children: John, farmer, in Ohio; Sarah, wife of William Karmany, furniture manufacturer, Hummelstown, Pa.; William H.; Charles, residing in Hummelstown; Grant, and Samuel, died young. The father and mother both reside in Annville. They attend the United Brethren church. Mr. Reed is a Republican. He is well and favorably known throughout the town and county where he resides.
William H. Reed attended the common schools of Annville, and was also graduated from the school at Campbellstown, Pa. He learned carpentry at Harrisburg, where he spent ten years, and worked at that trade in Annville. In 1881 he came to Hummelstown and worked with is brother-in-law, William Karmany, at furniture making, for fourteen years. In the spring of 1895 he erected a factory of his own and embarked in the furniture business. He has a fine show room on Main street. He meets with success, obtaining s fair share of the town and township trade. Mr. Reed was married, December 22, 1884, at Hummelstown, to Mary Kelchner, born in Palmyra, Lebanon county, Pa., in 1863. They have four children: Florence, attending school; Harry, Morgan and Stuart. Mr. Reed is a Republican. He is a member of the United Brethren church. In business he is industrious, enterprising and progressive. He is genial and friendly and much liked.
Transcribed by Dorothy Bumbaugh for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project.