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Isaac Worley
(1822 - 1904)

     Mr. Worley was a type of the old fashioned gentleman. He was of a quiet cheerful disposition, one of the men who make many friends and hold that friendship through life.

     The deceased was born on the old Houston Farm near York in the year 1822. When he was eight years old his parents removed to Shepherdstown, Va., where he was left an orphan at the age of twelve years. Returning soon after to this community he lived for about a year with Moses Funk and at the expiration of that time he went to live with uncle George Deardorff. Mr. Worley resided at the latter place until he was about sixteen years of age when he went to Baltimore to learn the tinning trade. After completing his apprenticeship he engaged in the tinning business in Hanover for a short time and then removed to York Springs where he built the shop now occupied by H. L. Fohl. About this time the I. O. O. F. Lodge was founded in York Springs and the second story of this building was used as one of the first meeting places of the order, the deceased being one of the charter members.

     In 1844 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Griest who departed this life thirteen years ago.

     He was postmaster of York Springs during Taylor and Fillmore's administration for about a year when he resigned.

     In 1876 he was elected to the office of County Commissioner which position he filled with credit. In Latimore township he also held the offices of school director and justice of the peace.

     After conducting the tinning business for a number of years he disposed of the business and engaged in farming which vocation he followed until about fifteen years ago. Since that time he has lived a retired life.


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