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PHILIP C. SWARTLEY

PHILIP C. SWARTLEY, a son of Henry D. and Sarah (CLYMER) SWARTLEY, was born in Hilltown, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1860. He acquired his education at the public schools of Hilltown township, the North Wales high school and at Perkiomen Seminary. He worked on his father’s farm until sixteen years of age, and then taught school in Hilltown during the years 1876,1877, and 1878. He then began farming, which he has since followed in connection with the vocation of an auctioneer. He also does an extensive business in the sale of live stock on commission. In 1900 he purchased his present farm at Line Lexington, which he has since conducted. In politics he is a staunch Republican, and is one of the local leaders of his party in that section, serving for several years as a member of the county committee. He has filled the position of township assessor for four years, and has occupied other township offices. In religion he is a Mennonite. He is a member of the Order of Knights of Maccabees, and is affiliated with other beneficial organizations. He married Helen LEIDY, daughter of Isaiah and Elizabeth (SWARTZ) LEIDY, and they have been the parents of six children; Warren, deceased; Elizabeth; Raymond; Margaret; Edmund; and Paul, deceased.

Test taken from page 241 of:

Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

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