Bethlehem Area Public Library

Return to Community Life

Title–9 | 10–19 | 20–2930–39 | 40–49 | 50–59 | 60–69 | 70–79 | 80–89 | 90–99 |  100–101  102–103  104–105  106–107  108–109  | 110–119 | 120–127

100

William Frank Roberts

WILLIAM FRANK ROBERTS

Was born January 25, 1879, a son of Albert W. and Eliza (nee Miller) Roberts, at Gowan, Luzerne County, Pa. At the age of twelve years he began work as office boy with Eckley B. Coxe, of Coxe Bros. and Co., of Drifton, Pa., coal miners, and was employed continuously with Mr. Coxe in various capacities until the fall of 1898 when he entered Lehigh after preparing for entrance examinations in night school. After graduation in June, 1902, he entered the employ of the Bethlehem Steel Company and has worked continuously for that firm until the present time, having been successively in charge of the steam department, construction department, master mechanic, assistant general superintendent, vice-president and director and also president of the Lehigh Coke Company (now the Northampton plant of the company) and other subsidiary companies. Mr. Roberts is now the general manager of the Sparrows’ Point plant. He is essentially a self-made man, of keen business judgment and is active in the business, civic and educational life of that community. He is a member of the Bethlehem Club, Country Club of Northampton County, Lehigh Country Club, University Club, of Bethlehem; Maryland Club, of Baltimore, Md.; Harrisburg Country Club; Engineers Society, of Pennsylvania, of Harrisburg. On September 14, 1904, he married Laura H. Hackman.

 


101

Stephen Soltis

STEPHEN SOLTIS

Was born November 17, 1882, a son of John and Annie Soltis, of Austria-Hungary. At the age of seventeen years he emigrated to America, his first place of employment being in New York. Two years later he came to South Bethlehem and entered the employ of Joseph Tachovsky as butcher, later establishing in business himself at Fifth and Linden Streets, where he has an up-to-date establishment and is doing a very successful business. He is active in the Slavic and Hungarian Societies and a leader in all affairs for the advancement of the community. He is a director of the Peoples’ Trust Company. He married Annie, daughter of Michael and Annie Smith.

 

Title–9 | 10–19 | 20–2930–39 | 40–49 | 50–59 | 60–69 | 70–79 | 80–89 | 90–99 |  100–101  102–103  104–105  106–107  108–109  | 110–119 | 120–127

Return to Community Life