I found out recently that one of Joseph Emory Gearhart’s sons, Joseph Emory Gearhart Jr., has passed away. He would be my uncle. I believe he was in his mid to late 80’s. Even though he might have been too young to remember the Gearhart Knitting Machine Company when it was in operation, or shortly thereafter, I’ll never have a chance to ask. If he did indeed remember the company, (and he was certainly living in Clearfield at the time) then I think he was probably the last living human with a direct contact to the company.
So, with his passing, the company’s history is now truely into the history books.
If, by any change, you know of someone still living, who remembers the Gearhart Knitting Machine Company when it was in operation, I would like to hear from you.