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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  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 W. ANTHONY, a member of the Fountain Hill School Board, and a popular citizen of South Bethlehem, is in the employ of the Bethlehem Iron Company. He was born in Carbon County, in 1845, and is a son of James Anthony, who wasa general contractor in the Lehigh Valley and a native of Northampton County. He departed this life while a resident of Carbon County. His wife, who died when our subject was quite young, was in her maidenhood Mary Jarrard. Their four children are all living at this writing, and of these Charles W. is next to the youngest.

The boyhood of C. W. Anthony was passed in Parryville, Carbon County, where he received a good common-school education. In 1863, when a youth of eighteen years, on an emergency call, he volunteered as a member of Company A, Thirty-fourth Regiment, commanded by Colonel Albright, and remained with his regiment until mustered out of service. Next he entered Wyoming Seminary, at Kingston, where he pursued a course of study in the commercial department, and graduated in 1867. That year he accepted a position as clerk with the Carbon Iron Company at Parryville, later becoming bookkeeper for that firm, in whose employ he remained for three years.

It was in 1870 that Charles Anthony came to Bethlehem, as bookkeeper for Linderman, Skeer & Co. Later he became bookkeeper also for the Lehigh Stove and Manufacturing Company, and in 1880 became identified with the Bethlehem Iron Company, having been in their employ steadily since.

The home of our subject on Delaware Avenue is a commodious and substantial residence. His wife was formerly Miss Emily Linderman, of Carbon County, her father being Dr. John Linderman, lately a prominent citizen of Pike County, but whose death occurred in Bethlehem. Mis. Anthony is a sister of the late Dr. G. B. Linderman, whose biography appears elsewhere in this volume.

In the spring of 1894 C. W. Anthony was elected a member of the School Board of Fountain Hill, on the citizens’ ticket, and is now Treasurer of the same. Though this is the first year of the organization, things have been placed in working order, and a graded school organized in Fountain Hill. Mr. Anthony is a member of the Masonic fraternity, belonging to Bethlehem Lodge No. 283, of this city. He uses his influence and deposits his vote in favor of the Republican party, and is a loyal citizen, upholding the best interests of his fellow-townsmen.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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