Hugh C Harshaw




Hugh C. Harshaw





HUGH C. HARSHAW, grocer, was born in the County Tyrone, Ireland, June 9, 1839, and is a son of James and Jane (Rafferty) Harshaw, who immigrated to Elgin County, Ontario, in 1845, subsequently removing into Middlesex County, where both spent the balance of their lives, dying at the ages of ninety-six and seventy-seven years, respectively. Our subject grew to manhood in Canada, followed farming and also taught school four years, and sold goods in St. Thomas, Ontario, about three years. In May, 1869, he came to Charleston, Mercer Co., Penn., where he remained until 1871, and then located in Sharpsville, where he was successfully engaged in the mercantile trade fourteen years, and one year in farming. In February, 1886, he came to Sharon, where he has since carried on a general grocery business. Mr. Harshaw was married June 27, 1872, to Miss Margaret T., daughter of John and Margaret McCallen, of Hickory Township. Three children survive this marriage: Jennie May, Edward Clark and Mary Evelyn. Mr. Harshaw is a Republican, and both he and wife are members of the United Presbyterian Church.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 728



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