WEAST, George B., was born in Mifflin township, Cumberland county, January 24, 1862. His father, Jacob Weast, is a native of Cumberland county, and is now a prosperous farmer of Newville, Cumberland county. His mother, Lavinia (Christlip) Weast, is also a native of Cumberland county. The family consists of eight living children: George B., Minerva, the wife of Carl Alexander, residing at Carlisle, Pa., Minnie, Levi, Clara, wife of John Heberling, residing in Mifflin, Irvin, Theodore and Howard. The father has filled numerous township offices.
George B. received his education in the public schools of Mifflin. When seventeen years old he went to Newville, and learned the tinsmith's trade at which he has worked
all his life. For five years he was in business for himself in Newville, and since 1889 has done business in Harrisburg. In the management of business he has met with success commensurate with his unusual abilities. His strictly honorable methods, his prudence and social worth command the respect of the community. He was married at Newville, October 11, 1883, to Miss Annie Myers. To them have been born five ch;ildren, one of whom died in infancy. The living children are Mary L., Annie, Ralph and Roy. Mr. Weast is a member of Conodoguinet Lodge, No. 173, I. O. O. F. He was a member of the council at Newville one term, and presided over that body for one year. His family attend the Lutheran church.
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Date of Transcription: 21 Nov 2000
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