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Joseph L. Agrest

JOSEPH L. AGREST

One of the South Side’s youngest real estate and insurance agents, was born February 8, 1895, a son of Anthony and Agnes (Whelan) Agrest. He attended the South Bethlehem Public Schools and later was graduated from the South Bethlehem Business College. Shortly after his school career he engaged in business and through a pleasing personality has enjoyed unusual success in his chosen line. He is a member of the Northampton Club, the Elks and the Moose. He married Evelyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Preletz on May 23, 1918.

 


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John A. Anthony

JOHN A. ANTHONY

Of the firm of Anthony & Fachsbinner, dealers in painters’ supplies, is a native of North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pa. He was born June 21, 1845.

After attending the township schools, Mr. Anthony completed his education in the Schwartz Academy, Bethlehem, and in the Eastman’s Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mr. Anthony for many years was in the employ of the late Anthony Goth, painting contractor, of Bethlehem. In 1882 he assisted in the organization and became a member of the firm of Anthony & Fachsbinner. Business expansion in 1896 caused the firm to take possession of Nos. 12 and 14 East Broad Street, its present location. The firm caters to customers from all parts of the State of Pennsylvania. Mr. Anthony, in spite of his advanced years, is still actively interested in the civic life of the community. He resides at No. 500 North Main Street, Bethlehem.

 

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