CHARLES E. HULL, the very efficient manager of the Reno Brothers Paint Company (incorporated), manufacturers
of Reno's French Umber Filler, with plant located at Pulaski, Pennsylvania, is one of the enterprising young business
men of Pulaski. He was born in Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, June 14, 1866, and is a son of Milton and
Mary (Snyder) Hull.
In tracing the ancestry of Mr. Hull it is found that the family came to America from England and that it was established
at a very early day in Mercer County, by John Hull, the grandfather. He resided near Sharon when his son, the late
Milton Hull, was born. The latter subsequently came to Lawrence County and for over a quarter of a century operated
the Pulaski mills. He was a Democrat in politics and belonged to the Masonic fraternity. His surviving children
are: Jennie G., wife of Charles T. Riley, residing at Youngstown, Ohio; Charles E.; George F., residing at New
Castle; Clarence Albert, living at New Castle, and Pearl, who is the wife of Wallace Ward, of New Castle.
Charles E. Hull was reared at Pulaski and obtained his education in the schools of this place. When prepared to
enter into business he became associated with a brother in the operation of the Pulaski mills. Later he entered
the employ of the Sharon Steel Company and still later he became sales manager for the New American Elevator Company,
of Columbus, Ohio, and occupied the same position at Pittsburg for two years. While thus gaining experience he
made many friends and later became associated with the National Metallurgic Company, of New York, and superintended
the erection of a new plant at Pittsburg for that concern. In May, 1907, he returned to Pulaski to become manager
of the plant of the Reno Brothers Paint Company, one of the old and important business houses of this section.
It was founded in 1870 and for almost forty years a specialty has been made of the manufacture of Beno's French
Umber Filler. The president of this company is D. S. Kennedy and the secretary and treasurer is J. W. Benner, both
being capitalists of Pittsburg. Mr. Hull's familiarity with business methods and conditions, his wide acquaintance
and his progressive ideas, make him a valuable man to any business house with which he becomes connected.
Mr. Hull was married to Lizzie J. Lostetter, who was born at Pulaski, Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of the late
James A. Lostetter. Mr. and Mrs. Hull are members of the Christian Church. In his political views he is somewhat
independent, but he is always to be found on the side of law and order. He belongs to the Masonic lodge at West
Middlesex and he belongs also to the Maccabees and the Protected Home Circle, at Pulaski.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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