Biography of Charles E. Hull
Lawrence County, PA Biographies

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

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