Biography of Samuel M. Goodhart
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Samuel M. Goodhart, a leading citizen and well known business man of Johnstown, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at Spring Mills, Center County, April 10, 1885, and is the son of William and Mary (McKinney) Goodhart.

William Goodhart was born in Perry County, Pa., and his wife was a native of Blair County. They were pioneer settlers of Center County, where Mr. Goodhart engaged in general farming. He died in 1904 and his wife died in 1924.

Samuel M. Goodhart received his education in the schools of Spring Mills and attended normal school also. He engaged in teaching for two years in Center County, after which he entered the general offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona, Pa., where he remained for two years. in 1907 he became identified with Rothert & Company, leading house furnishers of Johnstown, and he was appointed assistant manager of the business in June, 1922.

On Nov. 8, 1906, Mr. Goodhart was united in marriage with Miss Verna May Durst, the daughter of Alfred and Alice Durst, residents of Center County, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Goodhart have three children: Franklin, Margaret and Grace.

Mr. Goodhart is a member of the Presbyterian Church and has been president of the Pioneer Bible Class of the Sunday School. He is identified with the Press Club of Johnstown and is a Democrat. Mr. Goodhart is recognized as an excellent citizen of the community, where he is active in all civic affairs.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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