WILT, HARRY, furniture dealer and funeral director, was born in Fairview township, Cumberland county, Pa., January 2, 1854. He is a son of William and Sarah (Smith) Wilt. His father now resides in New Cumberland, Cumberland county; his mother died August 7, 1882. Up to the age of twelve years he spent his life at home, receiving the advantages of a good public school education in his native township. In 1870 he began a three years' apprenticeship at cabinet making, in Blaine, Perry county, after which, in 1873, he went to Manchester, York county, and worked at his trade two years as journeyman. In 1875 he engaged in the furniture and undertaking business on his own account, at New Cumberland, Pa.; he carried on the business successfully at that place for eight years. Since March, 1888, he has been a continuous resident of Steelton, and is one of the enterprising and successful business men of the place. Mr. Wilt was married, in York county, Pa., December 24, 1874, to Lydia A., daughter of Michael Gross, born in Manchester, York county. They have had seven children, all sons, one of whom, Samuel, died in infancy. The living children are: Russell G., Lee G., Robert G., Harry, Chester, and Frank. Mr. Wilt is an active member of the Heptasophs, and of the Independent Order of Red Men. His politics are Republican. He attends St. John's Lutheran church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001
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