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William Summers
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Birth: May 30, 1833
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1921
Conshohocken
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

From "A History of George Summers of Douglass and Lower Dublin townships"
"William was educated in the Norristown Schools and removed to Conshohocken in 1851, where he was employed a a clerk in a general store. In 1858 he engaged in business for himself when he opened a general store on Washington Street at the corner of Fayette Street. He continued at this place of business until 1880, when he removed to Elm and Fayette Sts., where he erected a large three-story brick store building, the largest in the town at the time. With his son, William E. Summers (who die in 1897), he did a large business and retied in 1900. Mr. William Summers also had built his home at 12 West Elm St. where he lived many years, until his death in 1921. Mr. Summers was always active in the borough affairs and contributed much to the progress of the town. He served as Burgess for two terms. He was a member of the town council and school board for many terms. He was interested in many activities. After his retirement from business, William Summers devoted most of his time to local historical researches. He compiled the genealogies of many families and other historical data. It was due mostly to his efforts that this book was a probability. The credit is his and in due respect this publication is dedicated in memory of him. He was a member of the Montgomery Historical Society, serving as its Librarian for many years. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Pennsylvania German Society and the Odd Fellows. Mr. Summers was of a very kindly disposition and his absence from our reunions has been missed and felt very greatly. Issue Mrs. Clara Murray, Lillian and William." 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Summers (1804 - 1881)
  Eliza Whitby Summers (1809 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Yost Summers (1833 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Clara Summers Murray (1865 - 1947)*
  Lilian E Summers (1880 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Summers (1833 - 1921)
  Martin Summers (1836 - 1872)*
  Charles Summers (1839 - 1874)*
  Anna Elizabeth Summers (1843 - 1915)*
  George M. Summers (1845 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montgomery Cemetery
Norristown
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 18, 2014
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