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WORDEN, Henry M. F., manager of Brelsford Packing Company, Harrisburg, PA., was born at Plains, Luzerne county, PA., October 6, 1856. He is a son of Hiram B. and Mary A. (Lockwood) Worden, natives of Luzerne county, the former born near Wilkes-Barre, the latter near Scranton. His father was a coal operator and opened the first shaft ever opened between Wilkes-Barre and Pittston. In 1861 he sold out, went to Wyoming county and was engaged in farming and milling up to 1892, when he removed to Whitney's Point, N. Y., and is now engaged there in the pressing of hay. His mother died at Factoryville, Wyoming county, February 26, 1876. These parents had a family of six children: James H., Henry M. F., Vangelia, wife of A. E. Bailey, Hiram B., Carrie (deceased) and Annie M.

Henry M. F. Worden received his primary education in the public school of his native county. He also attended the Keystone Academy at Factoryville, Wyoming County. He taught school for two years in Wyoming county and the following two years he was an accountant at Pittston, Luzerne county, Pa. In 1881 he removed to Harrisburg and engaged with C. E. H. Bfrelsford as accountant. In January, 1893, this business was formed into an incorporated company and Mr. Worden became a stockholder and the manager of the company.

He was married in Harrisburg, January 20, 1885, to Mary E. Dietrich, daughter of B. F. and Harriet Dietrich, of Harrisburg. They have one child, Harriet, born October 6, 1888. Mr. Worden is a member of the Capital City Council, No. 327, Jr. O. U. A. M. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Worden faithfully discharges the duties devolving upon him, and in every line of action manifests energy, fidelity and intelligence.



Historical Review of Dauphin County

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