Biography of Charles H. Harder, Jr.
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Charles H. Harder, Jr., secretary of The Frank S. Harder Company, furniture manufacturers of McConnellsville, is thus closely associated with one of the important productive industries of Oneida county, and he brings to his duties the enterprise and ambition of a young man. His labors, therefore, are proving an element in the successful conduct of the business which is now extensive and of an important character. Mr. Harder was born in McConnellsville, New York, June 3, 1884, a son of Frank S. and Olive M. (Chrestien) Harder, the former a native of Peotone, Illinois, and the latter of McConnellsville, New York. The father learned the carpenter's trade with his father, Charles Harder, who came to McConnellsville when Frank S. Harder was twelve years of age. Here he purchased a sawmill which he operated for a number of years. In 1884 the grandfather and father of our subject organized the firm of C. Harder & Son for the manufacture of furniture, and the business has been continued to the present time. It was conducted under the original partnership relation until 1895, when Frank S. Harder became sole proprietor. In 1906 the business was incorporated under the name of The Frank S. Harder Company for forty thousand dollars, with F. S. Harder, as president and treasurer; Charles H. Chrestien, as vice president; and Charles H. Harder, Jr., as secretary. The company manufactures fancy chairs and rockers and three piece suites. Recently they have purchased the plant of the Camden Cabinet Company and thus their business bas been extended in scope to include the manufacture of mission furniture, odd chairs and rockers, tables and davenports. They have a store in both Camden and McConnellsville and the business has now reached large proportions, becoming one of the profitable investments of Oneida county. A safe, conservative business policy was instituted at the outset and at the same time a progressive course has been followed from the beginning, so that the house is continuously bringing forth new styles and making improvements upon its line of manufactured goods. The Camden interests of the company are now in charge of Harry A. Harder, the youngest son of Frank S. Harder, while the two other brothers, Charles H. and Clarence C., still reside in McConnellsville.

On the 10th of August, 1909, Charles H. Harder, Jr., was united in marriage to Miss Agnes N. Erwin, a daughter of William and Mary A. (Donohue) Erwin, of Camden, New York. In his political views Charles H. Harder is a democrat while fraternally he is connected with the Masonic order and religiously with the Methodist Episcopal church. His marked characteristics are such as win popularity and favorable regard and both he and his wife occupy an enviable position in social circles.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Oneida County, NY
Biographies

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium