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Thomas J. Reidy

THOMAS J. REIDY

Head of the United Furniture Company Store for some time 522—24 East Third Street, also at Third and Birch Streets, one of the largest in the city, came to South Bethlehem on November 30, 1908 and by his pleasing personality with an ability to make friends has succeeded in developing the establishment into a top-notcher in the business world. He is active in the social, educational and religious life of the community and takes a great interest in athletics. He is a member of the Elks, Moose, Northampton Club and Greater Bethlehem Association. In 1912 he married Clare B. Hamil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hamil. Some time ago Mr. Reidy startled the business world by acquiring from C P. Hoffman and Company their property at Third and Birch Streets where he will establish the business of the firm. He also held furniture interests in Easton and Phillipsburg, whch he recently disposed of.

 


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Louis Reis

LOUIS REIS

Is the leading clothier and furnisher of the north side. He was born April 27, 1856, a son of Morris and Hanna Reis in Germany, and emigrated to this country at an early age. At 13 he learned the trade of furrier and for four years followed that profession in Germany. He came to America during June, 1873, and was employed at the fur trade until August, 1873, in New York. City. Later he went to Catasauqua as a clerk for his brothers E. Reis & Bro. He remained there until 1878 when he came to Bethlehem and purchased the business of F. Reis & Bro., No. 55 South Main Street, which establishment he has conducted very successfully ever since. Mr. Reis took out his naturalization papers when he was 21 years of age. On March 13, 1889, he married Tillie Friedman, daughter of Louis and Babette Friedman, of Philadelphia. Mr. Reis is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons and very popular, and has been very successful and influential in the business life of the community.

 

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