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Samuel L. Caum


Real estate and insurance operator and director of the South Bethlehem National Bank, was born May 23, 1882, a son of E.A. and Elizabeth Caum, of Altoona, Pa. After being graduated from the Altoona High School, he entered Lehigh University whence he was graduated in 1904 with the degree of M.E. Later he was employed as chief draftsman for the Edison Portland Cement Company, and later as designing engineer and construction engineer for Thomas A. Edison at his laboratory at Orange, N. J. He is the secretary of the Citizens’ Realty Company which has developed a large portion of Fountain Hill by building hundreds of homes for steel-workers. Mr. Caum is a member of Lulu Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Philadelphia; Bethlehem Commandery, Knights Templar; Bethlehem Council, Masons; Ezra Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; H. Stanley Goodwin Lodge, F. & A.M.; Hobah Lodge, K. of P.; and the University Club of Bethlehem. He married Elizabeth B., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Cope, of Bethlehem.



Rev. David Bean Clark


Pastor of the First Reformed Church, was born December 22, 1876, near Quakertown, Pa., the son of David M. Clark and the late Anna Elizabeth (Bean) Clark. He attended the public schools and as a youth was organist of the rural church. He spent his evenings by reading religious books, having become the possessor of over one thousand volumes of the library of his grandfather, the late Rev. James Clark, D.D., then President of Washington College, Pa.

At an early age he decided to study for the ministry and after being graduated from the Quakertown High School and Ulrich’s Preparatory School, Bethlehem, he entered the Classical Department of Lehigh University, being graduated with honors in 1910. He was honored at school by his election to the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. In 1904 he was graduated from the Theological Seminary at Lancaster, and while pursuing his studies, on November 29, 1903, was unanimously elected to become the pastor of the First Reformed Church, South Bethlehem. He was ordained to the ministry and installed as pastor of his congregation on May 29, 1904. Under his leadership the congregation has become one of the largest and most influential in Greater Bethlehem. Rev. Clark is a charter director of the Associated Charities and has been an active factor in the Lehigh Valley Ministerial Association of the Reformed Church and of the Ministerial Association of the Bethlehems. For many years he was secretary and is now president of the last named body. On June 16, 1904, he married Lizzie Susan Clauser, of Bingen, Pa.


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