James E. Lentz
Born in Washington Township, one mile east of Elizabethville. [In] 1886 moved to Mifflin Township, near Berrysburg. [In] 1896 moved to Elizabethville, entering produce business. [In] 1899 entered the wholesale Tobacco business, sold the same in 1901 and went on the road for the Reid Tobacco Company of Milton. In 1914 became a candidate for recorder of Deeds and Clerk of the Orphans Court of Dauphin County, elected and served four years in that capacity. Throughout the period of the war, Mr. Lentz was a valuable asset to the Valley Red Cross chapters and assisted very ably in all local movements, incidental to successfully promoting the war. He was instrumental in having a health centre in Elizabethville. in 1920 Mr. Lentz entered the automobile business which he still progressively conducts. He is connected with various enterprises, among which President of the Williams Valley Hospital, located at Williamstown, Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of the Dauphin County Republican Committee since 1911. Mr. Lentz is a very sincere citizen of Elizabethville and has always proven to be ready to back up anything that is designed to benefit the community. He is married and has two daughters.
From: “Who’s Who in Elizabethville, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,” Lykens-Williams Valley History-Directory and Pictorial Review, by J. Allen Barrett, published in 1922.
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