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Below is a family biography included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLEY D. SIPE, a prominent shoe dealer located at No. 18 North Hanover street, Carlisle, established this business in 1899, and now has one of the finest houses of the kind in the county. His birth occurred Sept. 28, 1872, in Carlisle, and he is a son of Robert F. and Mamie A. (Heckindorn) Sipe, both of whom are living in Carlisle. Robert F. Sipe was born and reared in Carlisle, where he learned the trade of cabinet-maker with his father, David Sipe. After completing his trade he and his brother Albert succeeded the father in the business, and since that time they have worked along these lines, although Robert Sipe is now living practically retired. He married Mamie Heckindorn, a daughter of Leonard Heckindorn, and they had the following family: Charles D.; William F., a finisher at the Carlisle Shoe Co.; and Robert, who died at the age of four years. Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Sipe attend the First Lutheran Church, of which she is a member.

Charley D. Sipe attended the city schools until he was thirteen, when he entered the shoe store of C. W. Strohm as a clerk, and spent five years there. He then entered the drug store of John Sipe. After two years he clerked for H. W. Lare, shoe dealer, and then opened his own business, as above stated. He is one of the live, progressive young business men of the city. Fraternally he is a member of the A. F. & A. M., St. John Lodge, No. 260, and of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, No. 91, and is very popular in both organizations.

In November, 1897, Mr. Sipe married Sarah E. Beetem, daughter of George Beetem, of Carlisle, and to them has been born one child, Robert B. They are consistent members of the First Lutheran Church of Carlisle. Their residence is at No. 234 South Hanover street, Carlisle. Mr. and Mrs. Sipe have made many friends and are important factors in the social life of the community.

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This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania published in 1905 by The Genealogical Publishing Company. 

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