FRANK S. DULLINGER, proprietor of the Mount Pleasant Steam Laundry, is a native of that township, born July 29, 1876, son of John and Catherine (Trent) Dullinger and grandson of Samuel and Elizabeth Dullinger. Samuel Dullinger was a member of the Reformed church: he was survived by his wife, who passed away March, 1904, at the advanced age of ninety-four years.
John Dullinger (father) was a native of this section of the county. He was a teamster by occupation and a very prosperous man of business. During the Civil war he enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry, with which he served three years. He participated in twenty-eight battles, and the only wound he received was a slight one in the hand at the battle of Gettysburg. He was a member of the American Order of United Workmen, Lodge No. 350, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Independent Order of Red Men, and Grand Army of the Republic. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, as is also his wife, whose maiden name was Catherine Trent, and who bore him five children, namely: William; Emma, wife of C. A. Springer, of Mount Pleasant; Anna, wife of S. G. Miller, of Homewood; Edwin, deceased; and Frank S., mentioned hereafter. John Dullinger (father) died in 1900, aged fifty-six years. His widow is living at the present time (1905), residing in Mount Pleasant.
Frank S. Dullinger was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Mount Pleasant Institute. At the age of fifteen years he began to earn a livelihood for himself, becoming an employee in the Mount Pleasant Laundry, then under the proprietorship of G. C. Galley, and there he learned the business thoroughly, becoming highly proficient in all its branches. March 18, 1901, after ten years service with Mr. Galley, he purchased the plant and has since made many changes therein, adding from time to time new machinery to the number of seven machines, and at the present time he has one of the most completely equipped plants in that section of the county. He covers a large territory outside of Mount Pleasant, which includes Scottdale, Unity and other places, and he has a number of agencies in various parts of the county. He makes a specialty of high-class work, which fact accounts for the extensive patronage accorded him. Mr. Dullinger is a member of Lodge No. 350, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Royal Arcanum, and Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 868. Mr. Dullinger married, February 28, 1900, Minnie M. Clark, daughter of Roger and Amanda Clark, who reside near Hemminger Mills, Westmoreland county. The issue of this marriage was two children: Edmund and Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. Dullinger are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and are among the representative people of Mount Pleasant.
Source: Page(s) 151-152, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
Transcribed March 2006 by Nathan Zipfel for the Westmoreland County History Project
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