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Carl W. Carlson, secretary of The Lloyd Company, Inc., is a progressive and enterprising young business man of Butler and a veteran of the World War. He was born at Dubois, Pennsylvania, December 27, 1895, and is the son of Charles J. and Emelia Charlotte (Landen) Carlson.
Charles J. Carlson, deceased, was a native of Sweden. He emigrated to this country in 1880 and settled at Dubois, Pennsylvania, where he was a well known landscape architect for many years. He was living retired at the time of his death in 1921. His wife, also born in Sweden, died in 1916, and both are buried at Dubois. To Mr. and Mrs. Carlson were born four children: Clara, married J. L. Johnson, lives at Olean, New York ; Hulda, married Thomas Moore, lives at Dubois; Amelia, deceased, was the wife of H. H. McCune; and Carl W., the subject of this sketch.
Carl W. Carlson received his education in the public and high schools of Dubois and began his business career in the accounting department of the B. R. & P. Railroad at Dubois, where he remained for six years. During the World War he volunteered for service and served with the Aviation Corps at Vancouver, Washington. Upon his return to Pennsylvania he settled at Butler, where he was employed by the Standard Steel Car Company for almost two years. Mr. Carlson has been identified with The Lloyd Company, Inc., wholesale confectioners, since 1920.
On May 15, 1919, Mr. Carlson was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Irene Braund, of Dubois, the daughter of P. S. and Emma (Medland) Braund. They have three children : Carl William, Jr., Donald the Lions Club and is active in all civic affairs.
Mr. Carlson is a Republican, a member of the First English Lutheran Church, and belongs to the Knights of Malta, and United Commercial Travelers and the Board of Commerce. He is secretary of Braund, and Joyce Hope.
History of Butler County, Pa, 1927, pages 994-995