RUBY,Charles W., grocer, was born at Duncannon, Pa., August 22, 1843; son of Daniel and Rebecca Ruby, both deceased. The father was a native of Perry county, where he spent his entire life. In his earlier life he owned and operated a large tannery, later engaged in the iron business at Duncannon, where he died. The mother was born in Lancaster and after her marriage resided in Perry county until her death. They had four children, three of whom are living: Margaret, wife of Col. Roswell Shortel, residing in Youngstown, Ohio; Mary, widow of Irwin Chisholm, residing in Harrisburg, and Charles W.; Augustus, died at Youngstown, Ohio, in 1867, from the effects of disease incurred while serving in the defense of his country. Charles W. was reared in his native town and received his education in the public schools. He then learned the trade of nail manufacturing with the Duncannon Iron and Nail Manufacturing Company, and was in the service of the company for over forty years. In March, 1889, he removed to Harrisburg and embarked in the grocery business, in which he has been engaged since that time. In 1863 he enlisted in company K, Third Pennsylvania volunteer artillery, in which he served for twenty-six months, and was discharged at Philadelphia, in 1865, after which he returned to his native town and resumed work at his trade. Mr. Ruby was married in Wheatfield township, Perry county, March 25, 1870, to Anna J. Ebersole, daughter of John and Susanna Ebersole, both deceased. There have been born to them three children : John I., Maud H., and Mary M. Mr. Ruby is an active member of Lieut. William Allison Post, G. A.R., Duncannon, Pa. In politics he is a Republican. He and his family attend the Methodist Episcopal church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 6 Apr. 2001
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