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Joseph F. Kinney

JOSEPH F. KINNEY

Proprietor of the Broadway Hotel, Bethlehem, South Side,and Undertaker,was born August 4, 1863, a son of Patrick and Honora Kinney, of Ashland, Pa. After attending the public schools for a short time he became a breaker-boy in the coal mines in the vicinity of his home. At the age of fourteen years he figured in a mine explosion, being the only survivor out of a group of six at work at the time. In 1883, after learning the cabinet-making and undertaking business at Girardville, he went to Mahanoy Plains where he established in business. On May 30, 1899 he came to South Bethlehem and established a furniture store and undertaking establishment at Third and New Streets. In 1892 he removed his place of business to No. 308 Brodhead Ave. On April 15, 1916, Mr. Kinney purchased the Broadway Hotel, which he has since converted into one of the most modern hotels in Bethlehem. Mr. Kinney enjoys a large friendship, and is a member of the Ashland Boys’ Association, Northampton County Law, Order and License League; Charter Member, Trinity Council, Knights of Columbus; Division No. 1, A.O.H.; St. Bernard’s Beneficial Society, South Bethlehem Lodge of Moose. He is also a member of Easton Aerie of Eagles. On February 11, 1890, he married Elizabeth E. O’Reilly

 


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Edward S. Knisely

EDWARD S. KNISELY

Who looks after the many salesmen in the employ of the Bethlehem Steel Company as General Sales Agent, is a son of John McI. and Emma L. Knisely and was born in Bethlehem in 1873. As a youth he attended the public schools and on August 21, 1890, he entered the employ of the Bethlehem Steel. By close application to his duties he won numerous promotions, today being considered one of the big men of the company. He has a national reputation and his knowledge of salesmanship as directing head has been a big factor in its success. He is a popular member of the Masonic Fraternity; Bethlehem and Northampton Clubs, of Bethlehem; Lehigh and Northampton Country Clubs; Manufacturers’ Club, of Philadelphia; Bankers’ Club, of New York; Duquesne Club, of Pittsburgh; Chicago Athletic Association, of Chicago. On September 20, 1899, he married Bertha Cramer, daughter of Robert V. and Alice Cramer. His home address is No. 150 South Center Street.

 

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