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Free Genealogy Biography of G. Frank Lidy,
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

G. Frank Lidy

G. Frank Lidy of the firm of Lidy & Hess, manufacturers of hosiery, Waynesboro, was born in Quincy Township, this county, January 18, 1843, son of George and Susannah (Feids) Lidy, natives of Franklin County, Penn. and of German and English origin. His father (a tanner by trade) and his mother both died in the year 1872. They were the parents of two sons, Samuel J. and G. Frank. The boys grew to manhood in this county, attending the common schools and learning the machinist's trade, which Samuel J. still follows, at Pittsburgh, Penn. Our subject learned his trade of George Frick, with whom he worked in all seven years.

He enlisted in 1863 in the Twenty-first Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, 182nd Regiment, and was honorably discharged in 1864 at expiration of his term of service; he then re-enlisted in the Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, 162nd Regiment, and served as bugler in both regiments. He was discharged at the close of the war, and though wounded lost no limbs.

Returning home Mr. Lidy entered the employ of Mr. Frick, his former instructor, and was with him until the Frick company was established. He made wood work, also studied and became a good draftsman, and it was he who drew up the plan for the shops of Frick & Co. and superintended the work, he being the chief architect and builder.

In 1879 our subject embarked in business on his own account, in company with Samuel J. Lecron, in the manufacture of doors, sash and blinds, and it was then that he contracted to build the shops of the company. In 1884 the present business was established, and the firm have been doing well here, employing fifty people when running a full set of burrs. Mr. Lidy was married in 1864 to Elizabeth Dickle, of German origin, and of the five children born to them four are now living: Bertie, Mary, Rose and Isaac Henry. Mrs. Lidy is a member of the Reformed Church. Our subject is a Republican politically; a member of the K. of P. and adjutant of Captain Walker Post, No. 287, G.A.R.

Source: Biographical Annals of Franklin County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of the early settlers, and biographical sketches of prominent citizens; Chicago. Genealogical Pub. Co.. 1905. Notes: Prepared in part by George O. Seilhamer.

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