Harry W. Haverstick, railroad agent, was born in Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, 4 November 1856, son of Michael Haverstick and Susan [Meyers] Haverstick.
Michael Haverstick, the father, was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He was a miller and settled in Perry County. He enlisted in 1864 in the 16th United States Infantry [Civil War] and died at Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1864, from disease contracted in the army. His wife, Susan Meyers, was also a native of Cumberland County. They had eleven children. Seven are now living, of whom Harry W. Haverstick is the fifth.
After the death of his father, Harry W. Haverstick removed, with his mother, to Millersburg, where he was educated. He attended the public schools, and was a pupil of the Soldiers’ Orphans’ Schools, of Paradise, Lancaster, County, and White Hall, Cumberland County, In the latter, he was the first student entered. In 1871 he engaged with the Northern Central Railway as a clerk at Millersburg, was promoted in 1881 to ticket and freight agent, and has filled that position ever since.
Mr. Harry W. Haverstick has been notary public in Lykens since 1891, He was formerly a stockholder and director in the Lykens Bank. He is president of the school board of Lykens for the third term. He is a Republican and a member of the Wiconisco Lodge, I.O.O.F.
Mr. Harry W. Haverstick was married, in 1878, to Miss Elizabeth Schreiber, daughter of Benjamin Schreiber of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Their children are:
Edna L. Haverstick;
Anna Mildred Haverstick; and
Park W. Haverstick.
The family attend the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The above information was modified/edited from Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, published in 1896 by J. M. Runk and Company of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. A free download is available from the Internet Archive.
The print at the top of his post of the White Hall School, where Harry W. Haverstick was the first enrolled pupil, is from Pennsylvania Soldiers’ Orphan Schools. A free download is available from the Internet Archive.
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According to his death certificate, Harry W. Haverstick died 6 April 1920 in Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and his remains were sent to Riverview Cemetery, Sunbury, for interment.