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George Galbraith*

George Galbraith , or Galbreath, was the 1900 Federal Census enumerator of District 70, the 1st Precinct of the 8th Ward. At that time, he was living at 402 Filbert Street as a lodger. Galbraith, who was black, was the son of Bishop Galbraith of the AME Zion Church and Elizabeth Galbraith, and he was a well-known politician in the Old 8th.

In 1867, Galbraith was a business correspondent for the Harrisburg Monrovian Baseball team, which played the Pythians of Philadelphia.

Joseph L. Thomas*

Joseph L. Thomas was the 1900 Federal Census enumerator for District 71, the 2nd Precinct of the 8th Ward. Thomas, who was black, lived at 429 State Street at that time. He died in 1913 and has one of the biggest tombstones in Lincoln Cemetary.

*Information courtesy of Calobe Jackson, Jr., historian of Harrisburg.




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