NEWCOMER, SAMUEL S., merchant tailor, Steelton, Pa., was born in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa., November 9, 1861. He is a son of John and Lucy (Shun) Newcomer. John Newcomer was born near Fairview, Pa., May 13, 1833. He is a carpenter, and has spent his life in Cumberland county; he is still an honored resident of Mechanicsburg. His wife died at Mechanicsburg, March 25, 1895. Of their seven children, three are now living: Samuel S., Frank, of Steelton, and Annie, wife of Ira Ryder, of Mechanicsburg.
Samuel S. Newcomer spent his boyhood at Mechanicsburg, and was educated in the public schools of that place. Leaving school he came to Harrisburg and served an apprenticeship at tailoring. He afterwards worked at his trade as a journeyman, first in Harrisburg and later in Pottsville and in New York. He located in Steelton on January 15, 1889, and engaged in business for himself. He has since been a continuous resident of this borough, and has built up a large and rapidly increasing trade. Mr. Newcomer was married, in Steelton, January 10, 1889, to Phoebe M., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Eckert, born in Elizabethtown, Lancaster county, Pa., and at the date of her marriage a resident of Steelton. They have one child, Ruth Antoinette, born July 31, 1893. Mr. Newcomer is a member in good standing of Steelton Lodge, No. 184, I. O. O. F.; of Washington Camp, No.164, P. O. S. of A., Mechanicsburg ; of Moro Castle, No. 163, K. of G. E., Steelton. He is a Republican. Mr. and Mrs. Newcomer attend St. John's Evangelical church, of Steelton.
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Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001
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