Richard Fleck, secretary and manager of the Elton Lumber and Supply Company, is a successful business man and
highly esteemed citizen of Cambria County. He was born at Wilmore, Pa., Feb. 6, 1882, and is the son of John V.
and Mary (Stanton) Fleck.
John V. Fleck, deceased, was a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Jennerstown, in Somerset County, and spent
practically his entire life at Wilmore, where he taught school. He died in 1894, and his widow resides at Wilmore.
She is a native of Bedford County, Pa. To Mr. and Mrs. Fleck 12 children were born, as follows: George W., lives
in Johnstown; Joseph and Catherine, both deceased; Maggie, married William Wilson, lives at South Fork; Pearl,
married R. F. Berkebile, lives at Echo, Pa.; John, lives at Pittsburgh; William, deceased; Richard, the subject
of this sketch; James; Nellie and Charles, both deceased; and A. V., lives at Pittsburgh.
Richard Fleck attended the public schools of Wilmore and worked at the carpenter trade for five years. He spent
the following five years as a trainman in the employ of the South Fork branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, after
which he became associated with the Pennsylvania Lumber Company and South Fork Lumber Company. He served as superintendent
of construction for these concerns for three years, and then engaged in general construction work for himself.
Mr. Fleck has been connected with the Elton Lumber and Supply Company since its organization in March, 1925.
On Oct. 19, 1904, Mr. Fleck was united in marriage with Miss Mabel Burkey, the daughter of David and Amanda (Hildebrand)
Burkey, of South Fork. Mr. Burkey has been in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a conductor for many years.
To Mr. and Mrs. Fleck three children were born; Geraldine, a teacher in the schools of South Fork; Mary and Stanton,
both at home.
Mr. Fleck is a Republican, and during his residence in Wilmore served as a member of the City Council. He holds
membership in the Evangelical Church of South Fork and the Knights of Pythias.
The Elton Lumber and Supply Company is capitalized at $25,000. The officers are: Charles Leumitry, president; Charles
Stroup, vice president; James C. Ayres, treasurer; and Richard Fleck, secretary and general manager. They are among
the leading lumber dealers of this section and also handle builders' supplies and do general construction work.
The company operates its own saw mill and stone crusher and specializes in the making of cement blocks.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Cambria County Pennsylvania Biographies
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