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Schwab, Charles Michaellocked

(18 February 1862–18 September 1939)
  • W. Ross Yates

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Schwab, Charles Michael (18 February 1862–18 September 1939), steel executive, was born in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of John Schwab and Pauline Farabaugh. His father was a weaver and in 1874 moved to the village of Loretto on the crest of the Allegheny Mountains and purchased a livery stable. At Loretto, Charles attended St. Francis College (then a Catholic secondary school). His secular studies included the humanities, bookkeeping, surveying, and engineering. From an early age he was active, curious, ambitious, and gregarious—a natural showman. “I can do something else yet,” he is reported as saying at the conclusion of entertaining friends with songs, jokes, somersaults, and magic tricks. The words sum up the way he lived....

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