Biography of Charles J. Samuel
Cambria County, PA Biographies

Charles J. Samuel, a reliable and well known business man of Johnstown, is a member of a substantial pioneer family of Cambria County. He was born in this city, July 18, 1884, and is the son of Ebenezer and Anna (Garmon) Samuel.

Both Ebenezer Samuel and his wife are natives of Cambria County. He was employed by the Cambria Steel Company for 52 years and at the time of his retirement held a responsible position. He and his wife are residents of Johnstown.

Charles J. Samuel spent his boyhood in Johnstown and attended the public schools. He learned the plumbers trade with P. A. Barnhart, well known contractor of this city, and was later associated with the Johnstown Supply Company, plumbers. He has been connected with the Swank Hardware Company, and since 1911 has engaged in business for himself at 15 Akers Street. Mr. Samuel is also a member of the firm of R. E. Brown & Company, plumbers and heating contractors, and is identified with the Johnstown Chandler Company, local dealers for the Chandler and Gardiner cars.

On Sept. 23, 1913, Mr. Samuel was united in marriage with Miss May Bell, of Johnstown, the daughter of Reuben and Ida May (Long) Bell.

Politically Mr. Samuel is a Republican. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Malta, Knights of Mystic Chain and the Junior Order of Mechanics. He and his wife are highly esteemed members of the community in which they live.

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

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