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WHITESIDE, George A., carriage maker, was born in Harrisburg, September 12, 1830. Son of John E. and Ruth E. (Allen) Whiteside. The father was born in that portion of Dauphin county which is now included in Lancaster county, and subsequently settled in Harrisburg. The mother was a native of Dauphin county. George A. attended the public schools of the city and when seventeen years old removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where for two years he was a salesman for his brother in the hardware business. He then returned to Harrisburg and served an apprenticeship at carriage building with William Parkhill. In 1852 he removed to Philadelphia where he worked eight years at his trade, and then went to Wilmington, Del., and was engaged at his occupation until the breaking out of the war depressed business and threw him out of employment, when he went to Mechanicsburg and remained until 1868, in which year he returned to Harrisburg and established a business of his own. For twenty-seven years he has been successfully engaged in his line of trade in this city. Mr. Whiteside was married to Mary E. Webb, of Philadelphia, to whom have been born four sons: William W., died at Harrisburg, at the age of thirty-one years; George A., resides in California; John Elton, civil engineer and surveyor, of Harrisburg; Harry I., resides in Jersey City. Mr. Whiteside was married, secondly, to Kate E. Stucker, by whom he had one child, which died in infancy. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. In politics he is a liberal. The family attend the Lutheran church.

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Date of Transcription: 25 Nov. 2000

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