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Charles Hamilton & Annie (Butler) Shobert

Shobert_CharlesCharles Hamilton Shobert was born in New Bethlehem, Clarion County, PA, on January 31, 1842.  He was a cabinet-maker, working for the factory of Wilson and Craig.  On February 5th, 1865, he married Annie Butler.  They became the parents of 5 children, Joseph B., who moved to California, Clyde H., Fred H., Mary R. who married W. L. McCracken, and Nora, who married A. C. DeMotte, these last four, being residents of Jefferson County.  About 1886, the family moved to a farm in Pine Creek Township where they lived for many years, until moving to a home on Western Avenue in Brookville.  For the Brookville Furniture Company, he constructed the furniture factory on Short Street, later owned by A. D. Deemer, and was foreman of that company until it was destroyed by fire.  He then constructed a second A. D. Deemer Furniture Company, and was foreman of that plant until his retirement.  He died November 15, 1923, at his home on Western Avenue, and was buried in the Butler Cemetery, in Pine Creek Township.  His wife, Annie, died in 1930, and was buried beside him.   


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