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SCHOOLEY, William G., senior member of the firm of Schooley & Moore, proprietors of the Keystone Bottling Works, and manufacturers of aerated waters, was born in Pittston, Luzerne county, Pa., October 17, 1864. He is a son of Joseph P. and Charlotte (Laird) Schooley, who were of Scotch-Irish ancestry. He was educated in the public schools of his native town. After leaving school he worked in the brickyard of his father and at agricultural pursuits with his uncle until 1870, when he engaged in the manufacture and bottling of aerated water. In 1885 he removed to Harrisburg and has continued the business here until this time.

He was married in Harrisburg, October 24, 1894, to Mattie R. Withrow, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Withrow, old and honored residents of Harrisburg. In political views he is a Republican. He is a member of John Harris Council, Jr. O.U.A.M., and of Cincinnatus Commandery, K. of M. Mr. Schooley is a live progressive business man, fully abreast with the times. By his energetic business methods and fair treatment of patrons he has built up a large and rapidly increasing trade.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 19 June 2001

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