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Charles Bromley

CHARLES BROMLEY, clerk, post-office Jackson Centre, was born July 17, 1851, in Mercer County, to John Bromley, who was born in England, immigrated to America about 1826, subsequently married Sarah, Montgomery, and by her had Francis, married Hiram Stufflebeam; James M., was a soldier from Mercer County, and was killed; Montgomery, was in the war from Venango County, and died on his way home on the train between Syracuse, N. V., and Oil City; George, was a soldier from Mercer County, and starved to death in a rebel prison; Archibald, was in the war from Venango County, and was killed in battle; William C., was a soldier from Venango County; Leonard M., was also a soldier from Venango County; Adaline, died at the age of four years; Charles, David H., Elizabeth, married Stephen Vanderlin. The father died in 1858, and the mother in 1857, both in the Presbyterian faith. Charles, after the death of his father, was with the family of Henry Chaffee, of Venango County, for two and one-half years. He then lived with Samuel Kee, of Lake Township, and attended school until 1862, when he selected a permanent home with William Jeffrey, of Jackson Township, with whom he remained until twenty-one years old. He then took a course in the Iron City Commercial College, and in the fall of 1872 engaged in the general merchandise business with Samuel North, Sr., at North’s Mills, subsequently with G. W. Worroll. He suffered great loss by the panic, and finally retired from the business and worked for a while in mills and on farms. In 1879 he was employed by D. L. Nisbet, with whom he has continued. He married, in 1874, Elnora Zahniser, and by her has six children, viz.: Sarah J., Margaret C., William J., John Z., Charles M., James A. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. at Jackson Centre, and he and wife are members of the Cool Spring Presbyterian Church. He is a Republican.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1008

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