George Daron 1
- Born: 12 Jan 1830, Hellam Township
George Daron, justice of the peace, and ex-treasurer of York County, was born in Manchester Township, January 12, 1830, to George and Lydia (Kern) Daron. In a family of fourteen children Mr. Daron is the fourth and is of French-German stock. His father was born in Hellam Township in 1799, and died in 1857. His mother was a native of Manchester Township, born in 1804, and died in 1873. The paternal grandfather of our subject was born in Hellam Township in 1771, and his great grandfather was born in France and came to America at fifteen years of age. Mr. Daron remained in his native township until 1850 when he went to Dover, and four years of his time was employed in teaching school and at work on the farm. In 1854 he began the hotel business and continued that until 1859, when he came to York, and here has since resided. Politically Mr. Daron is a Democrat and for many years has taken an active part in politics. In 1865 he was elected treasurer of York County and served one term. Afterward he was a clerk of the commissioners one year, and from 1877 to 1882 he held the office of deputy prothonotary. In 1882 he was elected justice of the peace. He was married November 22, 1855, to Miss. Malvina Crisman, a native of Blairstown, NJ. Mr. Daron is a member of the I.O.O.F.
Taken from the book, "History of York County, Illustrated 1886" by John Gibson, Historical Editor
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York, Pa. Nov. 12
On Monday the 4th inst. George Daron, jr. and Jacob Fink, in Dover, York county, were blowing rocks in a well. Having loaded the rock and put fire to it, it would not go off, they went down and adjusted the priming. Mr. Daron had ascended but a few steps on the ladder, when it exploded, and injured him so severely that his life was despaired of, but he is now in a fair way of recovering. Mr. Fink who threw himself in the bottom of the well escaped unhurt, except being pretty severely stunned so as to deprive him of hearing for a time. - Gazette.