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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company; Elwood Roberts, Editor.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES H. CULIN, manager of the firm of C. Hammond & Son, manufacturers of edge tools and hammers, is a native of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born October 1, 1867, son of George F. and Martha (Matthias) Culin.

He received a liberal education in the Friends’ School, and afterward engaged with C. Hammond & Son, in whose works he perfected himself as a manufacturer of the wares there produced. On attaining his majority in 1888, he was admitted to a partnership in the firm. For ten years thereafter and until 1898 he represented his firm in the capacity of traveling salesman, and with abundant success, introducing its wares into new fields and greatly extending the scope of its trade. For a year preceding the death of Charles Hammond, Jr., Mr. Culin aided in the management of the Hammond business, and on the death of Mr. Hammond in 1899 he succeeded to the sole charge, in the interests of his sister, Mrs. Charles Hammond, Jr., and of himself.

Mr. Culin affords intelligent and generous assistance to the promotion of community interests, and is held in high regard for his public-spirit and fine personal qualities. He is a communicant of St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal church of Ogontz.

Mr. Culin was married, in Philadelphia, April 27, 1892, to Miss Elizabeth Jones, a daughter of Joseph L. and Elizabeth (Collins) Jones. Two children have been born of this union: Helen, March 27, 1893; and Margaret, February 7, 1901.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania published in 1904 by T. S. Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

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