Born: June 26, 1869, Green­field, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: No­vem­ber 10, 1932, Wash­ing­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia, of pneu­mon­ia.

Buried: Howe Ce­me­te­ry, Coal Cen­ter, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Harry was the son of Hen­ry Sweitz­er Chal­fant and Lu­cin­da Crow, and hus­band of Eli­za­beth Fitz Ran­dolph.

He grad­ua­ted from the State Teach­ers’ Col­lege, Ca­li­for­nia, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1886, and Wash­ing­ton and Jef­fer­son Col­lege, Wash­ing­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia, in 1892. From the lat­ter school, he re­ceived de­grees of Ba­che­lor of Arts, Mas­ter of Arts, and hon­or­ary Doc­tor of Di­vi­ni­ty.

After at­tend­ing Gar­rett Bib­lical Ins­ti­tute, Chal­fant be­came a min­is­ter in the Pitts­burgh Con­fer­ence of the Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church. He was al­so a co-found­er of the An­ti-Sa­loon League.




Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chal­fant (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),