Daniel H. Core

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DANIEL H. CORE, cashier of the First National Bank of Ford City, Armstrong county, has been connected with the banking business since 1899. His first experience was gained in the institution in which he now holds the responsible position of cashier.

Mr. Core was born July 21, 1879, at Pittsburgh, Pa., son of Rev. Jesse F. and Sarah (Heiner) Core. His father entered the ministry at the age of twenty-three years, and devoted the remainder of his life to ministerial and denominational work in the service of the Methodist Episcopal Church. For over thirty years he was a member of the Pittsburgh Conference, and he served several years as presiding elder of the Blairsville and Washington districts, being presiding elder of the latter at the time of his death, July 18, 1898. He was a talented gentleman, a natural-born orator and a powerful preacher, having but few equals and perhaps no superiors as a public speaker in the Pittsburgh Conference. During the Civil war he served as a Union soldier, having enlisted in Company F, 14th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, with which he served until peace was declared. He was in several hard-fought battles and was twice wounded. He and another member of his regiment were selected, or recommended, to take the course at West Point Military Academy, but Mr. Core declined the honor. To him and his wife were born seven children: Mary, who died when five years old; Lorena, wife of R. M. Gibson, who is assistant United States attorney at Pittsburgh; Paul A. A., an attorney, at Washington, Pa.; Karl L. W., a construction engineer in the employ of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company at Fort City, Pa.; Daniel H.; and Birdie F. and Sarah K., both of whom live at home.

Daniel H. Core was educated primarily in the public schools, attending the grammar school at Washington, Pa., and subsequently entering Washington and Jefferson College, where he was a student until his father's death. On that account he left college, and for some time thereafter was a page in the House of Representatives at Washington, D.C., during the sessions of the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses. In 1899 he was given a position in the First National Bank at Ford City, remaining there until 1902, when he became teller in the Central National Bank of Wilkinsburg, Allegheny Co., Pa. In 1904 he was made cashier of the Farmer's National Bank of Freeport, in 1905 returning to the Central National Bank at Wilkinsburg as assistant cashier. His next change was to the South Side Trust Company of Pittsburgh, of which he was assistant treasurer. Returning to Ford City in 1908, he took the position of assistant cashier in the First National Bank, in January, 1911, becoming cashier. Mr. Core has the highest standing, among all who know him, for honor and a keen sense or responsibility, and his progress has been well merited. He is a member of the Blue Lodge, F. & A. M., at Wilkinsburg; of the Royal Areanum lodge at Freeport, Pa.; and of the I.O.O.F. lodge at Ford City. His religious connection is with the M. E. Church.

In 1907 Mr. Core married Amarilla L. Getz, daughter of Dr. G. M. Getz. They have one daughter, Amarilla J., and one son, Jesse Franklin.

Source: Pages 362, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Linda M. Stitt for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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