Biography of Charles F. Penepacker
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





CHARLES FOWLER PENEPACKER, one of the progressive young business men connected with the great industries carried on at Morrisdale Mines, Clearfield county, Pa., is manager of the Morrisdale Supply Company's store and has had considerable training along commercial lines. He was born December 18, 1878, at Muffin, Muffin county, Pa., a son of Rev. G. D. and Nettie (Black) Penepacker.

Rev. G. D. Penepacker was born at Lewistown, Pa., and for forty four years he was actively engaged in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference. At the time of his death, which occurred on January 7, 1911, in his seventieth year, he was pastor of the Fifteenth Street M. E. church, at Huntingdon, Pa., and formerly had been stationed at Clearfield. He married Nettie Black, who survives him. She was born at Huntingdon, Pa. Seven children were born to the above marriage and there are three now living, namely: Wilbur F., who is connected with the wholesale dry goods house of J. V. Farwell & Co., Chicago, Ill., married Martha Bartell; Nettie, who is the wife of James L. Curtin, residing at Russelton, where Mr. Curtin is manager of the Russelton Store Company; and Charles F.

Charles F. Penepacker completed the High School course at Clearfield and then entered Dickinson Seminary at Williamsport, where he was graduated in the class of 1898. For a short time he was in the grocery business as manager, at Williamsport and then went to Chicago, where he was engaged as manager of a department in the wholesale dry goods house of John B. Farwell. From Chicago he came back to Pennsylvania and for five years was manager of the Winburne Trading Company, at Winburne, and in 1908 came to Morrisdale Mines and accepted his present responsible position. He has won confidence by his business integrity and has the enviable reputation of being a thorough going, able man, and a first dass citizen.

On November 20, 1907, Mr. Penepacker was married to Miss Bessie Maxwell, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Husted) Maxwell, who were residents of Winburne, Pa., although Mrs. Penepacker was reared in Tioga county. They have one son, Charles Mexwell. In politics Mr. Penepacker is a Republican. He is a member of Williamsport Lodge, No. 106, F. & A. M.; Williamsport Consistory; and the Mystic Shrine at Wilkesbarre. They are attendants of the Methodist Episcopal church.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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