History of Northampton County [Pennsylvania] and the Grand Valley of the Lehigh; Under Supervision and Revision of William J. Heller, Assisted by an Advisory Board of Editors...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...county, New York, April 17, 1892, shortly before his parents sailed for their post of duty, Chefoo China. When departure was finally made he was taken along, an infant in arms, and in China the first sixteen years of his life were passed. He was educated in the mission schools and learned to speak the Chinese tongue like a native. After his return to the United States in 1908, he prepared at Blair Academy and entered Lafayette College, class of 1916. He completed his freshman and sophomore year, but in the junior year he resigned his hopes for a college degree and entered business life. Before leaving China he had been employed for a time by one of the largest silk and art houses of the Orient, and there gained a knowledge of Oriental laces, silks and art goods, also acquiring the friendship of merchants in those lines, men who were later to become his valuable allies in establishing a business. Upon leaving college he carried into effect long and well-laid plans for opening a store for the sale of Oriental goods, and after securing the financial aid of his business friends in China, who shipped him all the goods he needed, he opened in the First National Bank building the first Oriental art store in Easton. His venture proved successful, and he has developed it along the best lines of modern merchandising, and made his large store on South Third street, to which he removed in April, 1917, the seat of a business to be proud of. He removed from the First National Bank building to North Fourth street, there remaining until the present store was ready for occupancy. His knowledge of Oriental goods and Oriental ways have been of great advantage to him in securing the best import lines and prices, as well as enabling him to display and sell...show more
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