George William Derrick
Born November 30, 1863, the son of George and Sarah (Burd) Derrick of Newport, Perry County, George W. Derrick was educated in public schools; the Bloomfield Academy; Allen’s Business College, Elmira, NY; taught in public schools for three terms; employed with the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad in Saxton, Mt. Dallas, and Everett, 1884-1904; was secretary and chair of the Republican County Committee, 1895-1898; member of state committee, 1897; served three years as clerk of the courts; pursued the banking business as cashier and eventually president of the Everett Bank, 1904 until his death; distinguished himself as the “financial leader” of Everett; was the manager of the town’s YMCA and the Red Cross during World War I; chaired the Group Six Pennsylvania Bankers’ Association, and served in the Senate of Pennsylvania, 1923-1926. He died at home in Everett on January 14, 1938, interred in the Everett Cemetery. He married (1) Laura Leader in 1903 (died 1915); and (2) Alice G. Fletcher.