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ROCKAFELLAR, Thomas B., real estate and collection agent, was born at Harrisburg, Pa., October 2, 1862. He is a son of John M. and Sarah (Hoffman) Rockafellar, the formaer a native of Cumberland county, the latter of Lancaster county, Pa. The father settled in Harrisburg about 1860, where he had before resided for a time previous to his marriage. He had taught school for some time in Hummelstown. After coming to Harrisburg he worked for a few years at his trade of printing, but in his later years he was engaged in the real estate business. He wife survives him and resides in Harrisburg. They had eleven children, five of whom are living: Edward, residing in Erie, Pa., Thomas B., Nellie, wife of John M. Holmes, residing in Philadelphia, and Daisy. The father was a worthy citizen and an active and prominent church member.

Thomas B. was educated in the public schools of Harrisburg. After leaving school he entered at once upon the real estate business, and for a period of seventeen years has been continuously occupied in this business. For two years he was connectecd in business with his father, and for fifteen years has conducted the business solely in his own interest. He was married in Harrisburg to Miss Catherine Bowers, daughter of George and Mary Bowers, residents of Harrisburg. No children have been born to them. In political views Mr. Rockafellar is a Republican. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Janice Frank for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 17 Jan 2001

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