Henry Harrison Jr., eldest son of Henry Harrison and Louisa (Shout) Laub, was born at Beaver Springs, West Beaver township, Snyder county, Pennsylvania, December 27, 1862. He was educated in the public schools and early in life learned telegraphy. He became thoroughly proficient, and on March 23, 1883, was appointed operator at McClure, Snyder county, Pennsylvania. He continued there until December 26, 1884, when he was transferred to Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, remaining there until February, 1886 ; three months later he was appointed operator and clerk in the Pennsylvania railroad station at Lewistown, remaining until July 1, 1889, when he was appointed station agent at Reedsville for the Pennsylvania railroad, continuing in that position until October 1, 1897. On the latter date he was appointed railroad station agent at Lewistown which position he now holds. The station is an important one and, under his direction, Mr. Laub has twenty-one men employed in the passenger, freight and baggage departments.
He is a member of the Lewistown Board of Trade; of the board of trustees of the Lewistown Hospital; of the Masonic Association; of the Lewistown Market House Company, of which he is treasurer; of the State Horticultural Association; secretary of the Mifflin County Horticultural and Agricultural Association; member of the board and treasurer of Lewistown school district; and president of the Mifflin County Jewelry Company.
He served seven years as secretary of the local board of health; four years as secretary to the chairman of the Mifflin County Republican Committee; was elected to the Republican State convention in 1906; and is at present a member of the Republican standing committee of Mifflin county. He is a Republican in politics, and both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church. He is a member of the Masonic order, belonging to Lewistown Lodge, No. 203, Free and Accepted Masons; Lewistown Chapter, No. 186, Royal Arch Masons, and Lewistown Commandery, No. 26, Knights Templar. He also belongs to the Royal Arcanum.
He married, April 15, 1891, Sarah Olive Knepp, born at McVeytown, Mifflin county, Pennsylvania, Child: Anna Louisa, born November 4, 1896.
(A history of the Juniata Valley and its people (1913) By John W. Jordan)
Sarah Olive Knepp Laub
1865–1944 (m. 1891)
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