ROSS, Harry C., merchant tailor, was born in Lewistown, Pa., February 1, 1848; son of William and Margaret M. (Lawyer) Ross. The father was born in Fermanagh, Ireland, and came to America with his parents when a child, locating at Thompsontown, Pa., where he was reared to manhood. He resided at Lewistown many years and was for some time editor of the Lewistown Gazette. He served in several government offices and represented Mifflin county in the State Legislature. His death occurred at Lewistown in 1860. The mother was born in Harrisburg and is now a resident of the city. Their children are: Harry C.; Joseph D.; Mary L., wife if George Wolfe, of Altoona; Margaret, wife of John Contner, of Milroy, Mifflin county; Jennie, wife of Robert Delette, of Washington, D. C. Harry C. was reared in Lewistown and received his education in the public schools and when very young became a clerk in a general store. In 1864 he enlisted in company H, One Hundred and Ninety-fifth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and re-enlisted in company M, Seventh regiment, Pennsylvania cavalry, in which he served until the close of the war and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., in June, 1865. For several years he was engaged as a clerk at Lewistown and later learned the tailoring business, at which he worked in Harrisburg from 1874 to 1878, after which he engaged in business for himself. Mr. Ross married, first, at Lewistown, Miss Elizabeth M. Thrush, daughter of Rev. John and Rachel Thrush, of Lewistown, to whom was born one son, John C., residing at Harrisburg. He married, secondly, at Harrisburg, Elizabeth I. Herr, daughter of David S. and Sarah O. Herr. Their children are: David Herr and James Spencer. Mr. Ross is a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M., Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, Harrisburg Consistory and Scottish Rite, and is also a member of Lewistown Lodge, No. 97, I. O. O. F., and Lulu Temple, of Philadelphia. In his political views Mr. Ross is a staunch Republican. The family attend the Methodist Episcopal church.
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