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Bratton, McCune

McCune Bratton, Well-Known Shoe Merchant, Dies

McCune Bratton, a well-known retired merchant in downtown Lebanon, died Thursday in the good Samaritan Hospital, He was 68.

Bratton lived at 45 Crestview Drive. He was the husband of Edith Wootten Bratton.

He was born in Carlisle, a son of the late John B. and Mary McCune Bratton.

He owned Bratton's Shoe Store for 31 years, starting with a partner as Shultz and Bratton on Cumberland Street next to Pomeroy's. After a few years, Bratton bought out his partner and the store became known as Bratton's Shoe Store. Later he moved into a larger store between Harpel's and Haak's and was located there until he closed the store and retired in November 1971.

He was active in the Center of Lebanon Association and had been a member of the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce before he retired. He was well-known and extremely well like din the community.

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He was an elder of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and was president of the Tired Businessman's Club.

He attended Carlisle High School and Dickinson College. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Lincoln Republican Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Lavinia, wife of C. Douglas Penniman, and three grandchildren, all of Baltimore, Md; a sister, Elizabeth Bratton Reynolds, Mohnton, and four nieces and nephews.

Source: Lebanon Daily News, 10 Jun 1972

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