Charles Hasson, of Ebensburg, is a distinguished member of the Cambria County bar. He was born at Ebensburg,
June 22, 1876, and is the son of James Gibbs and Ciemenza P. (Williams) Hasson. A complete sketch of James Gibbs
Hasson appears in this history. Clemenza P. Hasson, the mother of Charles Hasson, died at her home in Ebensburg,
Pa., on September 16th, 1926, as the result of a fall she received in her home on September 7th, 1926. She was
buried beside the remains of her husband in the Old Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, at corner of Julian and Horner
Streets, in Ebensburg.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. James Gibbs Hasson: John Michael, resides in Ebensburg with his mother;
Thomas H., Esq., who has practiced law in Pittsburgh for the past 25 years; Susan Mary, died in 1873; and Charles,
the subject of this sketch.
Charles Hasson has always lived in Ebensburg. He attended Holy Name parochial school and the public schools, after
which he learned the printing trade, his father having purchased the Cambria Freeman from Henry A. McPike in May,
1884. Mr. Hasson was employed in his father's printing office until July, 1903, and for many years was a writer
for city newspapers. He then studied law in the office of M. D. Kittell, Esq., of Ebensburg, for three years, and
was admitted to practice in the several courts of Cambria County on Dec. 13, 1905. Mr. Hasson then established
his practice in Ebensburg, in the Law Building, Centre Street, and has continued to practice law in the same location
ever since. He has always enjoyed a large general practice.
Mr. Hasson clerked in the courts of Cambria County under Prothonotary George Walker Williams and Clerk of Courts
Frank C. Robb for several years. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American National Bank of Ebensburg
from August, 1922, until February, 1926, when he resigned from the directorate of the American National Bank in
order to accept the position of general solicitor of the Cambria Title, Savings & Trust Company of Ebensburg,
which position he held until the affairs of the Trust Company were sold and merged with the Ebensburg Trust Company,
which was incorporated August 10, 1926, Mr. Hasson being one of its incorporators. The new banking institution
was organized August 12, 1926, with Mr. Hasson as its Secretary Treasurer and a member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Hasson has been active in the management of the Ebensburg Trust Company since its incorporation.
On Sept. 24, 1917, Mr. Hasson was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Loretta Minahan, of Johnstown, the daughter
of William and Mary Louise (Dowling) Minahan. Mr. Minahan was born in Limerick, County Cork, Ireland, and his wife
was born in Connaught, County Mayo, Ireland. He died in Johnstown, Oct. 19, 1905, and his widow continued to reside
on Broad Street, Johnstown, until her death, March 9, 1926. To Mr. and Mrs. Hasson a son has been born: Charles
Gibbs Hasson, born June 10, 1920.
In politics Mr. Hasson is identified with the Democratic party, and he and his family are members of Holy Name
Catholic Church, Ebensburg.
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Cambria County Pennsylvania Biographies
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Names G to M
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