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Allen H. Barthold

ALLEN H. BARTHOLD

Postmaster was born in Effort, Monroe County, September 22, 1871, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Barthold. He was educated in the Philadelphia Business College, specializing in bookkeeping. For a period of two years he was engaged as a public school teacher. In 1891 Mr. Barthold came to Bethlehem where he has since resided and taken a most active part in the conduct of the community. Upon coming to Bethlehem he engaged in the cigar and confectionery business which he continued successfully until he became postmaster. A staunch Democrat and admirer of President Wilson, he was appointed postmaster on March 16, 1917. He has proven himself an able and conscientious official. On August 6, 1894, he married Emma Agnes Gregory, of Alberta, Pa. Mr. Barthold is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Elks, I.O.O.F., and the F.O.E.

 


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Charles G. Boyd

CHARLES G. BOYD

Proprietor of the Saucona Hotel, and one of the city's most progressive citizens was born April 15, 1870, in Cleveland, O., a son of John G. and Phoebe E. (Denise) Boyd. He completed his education in the public schools of Cleveland, and the Cleveland Commercial College. As a traveling salesman, Mr. Boyd came to South Bethlehem. In 1909 he affiliated himself with the South Bethlehem Brewing Company in an official capacity, remaining in this firm’s employ until April 1, 1916, when he became the owner of the Saucona Hotel at Fourth and Anthracite Streets. When he assumed charge, the hostelry employed five hands and catered little to the needs of the travelers. At the present time fifty-one hands are employed and 1,200 meals are served daily. Mr. Boyd is a member of the South Bethlehem Lodge of Elks, Knights of Pythias, Loyal Order of Moose, Northampton Club, Lehigh Country Club, Manufacturers’ Club of Philadelphia, Lehigh Hunting and Fishing Club, Pennsylvania State Hotel Men’s Association, Beethoven Maennerchor, Hiawatha Hunting and Fishing Club and Lehigh Valley Motor Club. September 23, 1916, he married Alice K. Curtis, of Bethlehem.

 

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