Charles E Foringer

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CHARLES E. FORINGER, a general merchant at Kaylor, Armstrong county Pa., was born at that place Oct. 20, 1871, son of Joseph Foringer and a grandson of Devalt Foringer. The grandfather came to Armstrong county in an early day.

Joseph Foringer, father of Charles E., was born within one mile of Kaylor, and with the exception of a period of three months in Ohio, passed his life in or about that town. He was a man of excellent judgment and great force of character, and although he had but thirteen months of regular schooling became a legal adviser for people all over his section of the county. He was the second merchant at Kaylor, a member of the firm of Foringer, Graft & Company, and later sole proprietor of the business. When he moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, he sold a quarter interest in his store to Jacob W. Meyer and another quarter to W.S. Foringer, and the business was carried on as Foringer & Company until 1887, when he bought back these interests and continued to conduct it alone under his own name until his death. From 1840 to 1867 he also ran a carding machine. Before he succeeded in having the Kaylor post office established, about 1879 or 1880, he had the mail brought to his store and there distributed. Kaylor was served by the Star route from Brady�s Bend until 1884, since when it has been on the Star route from East Brady. For a number of years Joseph Foringer was a Republican in politics, but for the last twelve years of his life he was a Prohibitionist. At times he served his township officially. He married Hannah Barnhart, who died Aug. 26, 1906, at the age of seventy-three years, one month, thirteen days. Mr. Foringer died when aged seventy years, two months, twelve days, and both are buried in the dilapidated cemetery in Sugar Creek township. They had eleven children, seven of whom are surviving, one son and two daughters living in Armstrong county. After the death of Joseph Foringer the business was owned by Mrs. Joseph Foringer until 1903, when it was sold to the Allegheny Supply Company.

Charles E. Foringer was educated in the public schools at Kaylor, Pa. Afterward he assisted his father in the store and post office, and from 1892 until 1898, when he was appointed postmaster, he served as assistant postmaster under W. H. Eynon. The Kaylor post office has Star route service, two mails in and two mails out daily, has twenty-seven lock boxes and 261 call boxes. Mr. Foringer has Miss Arminta Rumbaugh as his assistant ; the post office is located in a separate building, just across the road from Mr. Foringer�s general store. In politics he is a Republican, and he served one year as township auditor by appointment.

In 1908, Mr. Foringer was married to Mary B. Foster, daughter of Christopher Foster, and they have one son, Carl Foster. Mr. Foringer belongs to the Masonic Blue lodge, at Chicora; the Knights of Pythias at Chicora; and the Red Men, the Odd Fellows and Patrons of Husbandry, all at Kaylor, Pa. He and his family attend the Baptist Church.

Source: Page 872, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed December 1998 by Pam Clark for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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