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William H. Everett

WILLIAM H. EVERETT

Of the firm of Everett & Company, was born at Muncy, Pa., in 1874, a son of W.H. and Sarah (Boone) Everett. He received his education in the common schools and later served an apprenticeship to a jeweler, step by step learning every phase of the business in which he is now engaged. For eight years he conducted a jewelery business in Montgomery, Pa., and in 1903 came to South Bethlehem and established in business as jeweler and optometrist, at No. 7 West Fourth Street. Mr. Everett has built up a large and lucrative business and enjoys the confidence of the people of the community. He is a post-graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optics and Ophthalmology. Mr. Everett is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Lehigh Valley Society of Optometrists. In 1906 he married Julia A. Morris of Scranton, Pa.

 


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Elmer F. Eberts

ELMER F. EBERTS

Hardware merchant and president of the Peoples’ Trust Company, is the proprietor of Drissel and Eberts Store, Nos. 21—23 East Third Street, South Side. He was born at Moorestown, Pa., December 9, 1865, a son of Charles and Esther (Fehnel) Eberts. He received his education in the public schools. After serving in the capacity of clerk in various business establishments, Mr. Eberts became bookkeeper for the C.P. Hoffman Company, and later for the South Bethlehem National Bank. For a period of twenty-one years Mr. Eberts has been successfully engaged in the hardware business, Mr. Drissel being deceased since 1910. He was largely instrumental in the organization of the Peoples’ Trust Company in 1915, the institution opening its doors for business on January 3, 1916. Under the careful guidance of Mr. Eberts, both as President and Director, the bank has become one of the leading institutions of its kind in the city. Mr. Eberts is a member of the Elks, Knights of Pythias, Northampton Club, Chamber of Commerce. He is a director of the Bingen Brick Company and the Hiawatha Hunting and Fishing Club. On May 26, 1892, he married Anna J. Drissel, daughter of John and Matilda (Banks) Drissel.

 

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