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THOMAS J. FORKER, dry goods merchant, was born in Mercer, May 27, 1856, and was the second son of Henry Forker. He was educated in the public schools of Sharon, clerked two years, and in 1877 formed a partnership with C. S. Quinby, under the firm name of Forker & Quinby. They began business in the old room previously occupied by Porter & Forker, and have increased their business annually till they are now one of the leading dry goods houses of the town. Politically Mr. Forker is a Democrat, but devotes his attention solely to his business affairs.

Source: (History of Mercer County, 1888, pages 724)

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