WHO’S WHO IN POTTER COUNTY
Brief Biographies of Many of the Prominent Residents of Potter County, Pennsylvania 
And A Brief Review of the History of Potter County 
By Marie Schadenberger and Sylvia Wilson 
F. A. Owen Pub. Co., Dansville, NY 
c 1947 
Transcribed & Submitted by PHGS Member: Sheri D. Graves 

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See the beginning of Page A for an introduction and the end of page B for an index.

  1. ROSELL H. LEETE, a progressive farmer in Eulalia Township, Potter County, was born January 16, 1894, in Bingham Township, the son of N.J. and Thera (Howe) Leete, a pioneer family of Potter County. Since 1913, Mr. Leete has been farming in his present location where he specializes in potato growing. He produced more than 4,000 bushels of potatoes in 1946. He is a member of the Grange, I.O.O.F., Farmers’ Alliance and Industrial Union. He married, February 18, 1919, Kathryn Palmatier, of Coudersport, daughter of Frank and Ella (James) Palmatier, both members of pioneer families of Potter County. Mrs. Leete is a member of the Presbyterian Church. She is past deputy of Rebekah Lodge and past deputy of Pomona Grange. Children: (1) Ruth (Leete) Quimby, of Coudersport, R.D., who has one son, James Walter. (2) Lucile (Leete) Edgreen, of Port Allegany, who has one son, Robert James. (3) Norman Keith, in partnership on the farm with his father. (4) Jean Marie, a cadet nurse in Philadelphia General Hospital.
  2. ARCHIE KNOX BAKER, real estate representative with A.E. Stroud Realty Company of New York, New York, was born November 17, 1898, in Raymond, Allegany Township, the son of George W. and Florence (Morley) Baker, both of whom were members of pioneer families of Potter County. Mr. Baker attended high school in Coudersport. He was associated with the Potter County Garage for nineteen years. He built and operated for eight years a filling station at First and Main Streets in Coudersport. He is a member of Park Methodist Church, Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M., Coudersport Consistory, Rotary Club and Golf Club. He married, June 4, 1918, Nina Francis of Raymond, the daughter of Leroy and Cora (Williams) Francis. She is a member of Park Methodist Church and of Eulalia Chapter Number 148 O.E.S. Children: (1) June Lorene, supervisor of vocal music in Wellsboro. Born Feb. 23, 1922. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1943, having majored in vocal music. She is amember of Park Methodist Church and of Alpha Iota Sorority. She married Robert Entwisle, a veteran of World War II now studying music at Ithaca College. (2) Harold Arlington, a student at Colgate University. Born Sept. 7, 1924. He is a veteran of World War II, with three years’ service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He is a member of Park Methodist Church and of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. Baker reside at 110 East Third Street in one of the oldest homes in Coudersport. The house was built in 1847. Mr. Baker’s hobby is woodworking.
  3. INA (HARLOW) WOODARD was born the daughter of Richard Lewis and Frances Elizabeth (Haislip) Harlow of Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from Miller Co-Ed School in Charlottesville and from Bradford Training School as a registered nurse. Mrs. Woodard was active in the war effort doing Red Cross work of all kinds, nursing, aiding in War Bond drives and in other capacities. She was Postmaster in Shinglehouse for six years. She is a Past Matron of Eureka Chapter Number 52 O.E.S. and she attends the Methodist Church. Mrs. Woodard is the widow of Dr. James Alban Woodard, a veterinarian in Shinglehouse for many years. Dr. Woodard was born May 2, 1875, the son of Prentice and Emma (Drake) Woodard of Shinglehouse. He graduated from the University of Toronto Veterinary College in 1911 and practiced his profession in Shinglehouse from 1911 until his death, September 19, 1944. He also owned and operated a drug store in Shinglehouse and served as Postmaster at Shinglehouse for ten years and as Burgess for several years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, of Knights Templar, Coudersport, and of Shrine Joffa Temple in Altoona. He was a past master of Sharon Lodge Number 598 F.&A.M. and a Past Worthy Patron of Eureka Chapter Number 52 O.E.S. He married, first, in 1900, Winnie Marchisi of Bolivar, New York. She died in May 1910. They had one daughter, Sarah (Woodard) Pearsall, who has two sons, John S., Jr., and James H. Dr. Woodard married, second August 31, 1913, Ina Harlow.
  4. LENA A. STEVENS, tax collector of Harrison Township, was born in Harrison Valley in the house where she now resides, the daughter of George W. and Zittilla (Goodman) Stevens. Miss Stevens’ ancestors were pioneer settlers, coming to Potter County as early as 1846. Miss Stevens attended Harrison Valley schools and Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York. Her life has been spent chiefly in business activities and travel. She spent fifteen years marketing mineral spring water from a natural spring in Harrison Township and fifteen years conducting a gift shop and real estate business in Florida, in partnership with Miss Aurelia Cobb. Miss Cobb died September 4, 1945. Miss Stevens attends the Federated church. She had one brother, Leslie G. Stevens, who died February 28, 1929. She has one sister, Clella (Stevens) Michelfelder. (See par. 42). Miss Stevens’ hobbies are antiques, gardening and local history research. 
  5. CLAYTON E. GALLUP, a resident of Coudersport for more than fifty years, was born in Port Allegany on December 25, 1864, the son of L.J. and Polly (Burdick) Gallup. He was in the lumber business in Port Allegany and later was in the livery business in Coudersport. He was deputy sheriff for four years, constable for twenty years and assessor for eighteen years. He is a member of Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&.A.M., and of Coudersport Consistory. He attends the First Presbyterian Church. He married, October 3, 1894, Nettie A. Hooker, the daughter of William and Lucy (Champlin) Hooker. She is a member of Allegewi Chapter of the D.A.R. and she attends the First Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Lock Haven Normal School and taught school for ten years before her marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Gallup spend the winter months in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the summer months in Coudersport. Mr. Gallup’s hobby is playing shuffleboard.
  6. RAYMOND L. SIMENDINGER, pastor of St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton, was born in Brisban, the son of John T. and Catharine Simendinger. He graduated from Niagara University and was ordained in St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, New York by Denis Cardinal Dougherty. He spent six years at St. Thomas Church in Corey as assistant pastor, one year at St. Catherine Church in DuBois as assistant pastor, six years as pastor of St. Nicholas Tolentino Church in Crates and since 1941 he has been pastor of St. Bibiana Church. He is also pastor of St. Germai Church in Germania.
  7. COLLINS SOLOMAN HERRICK, editor of Herrick newspapers in Coudersport, was born January 14, 1909, in Shinglehouse, the elder son of Charles A. and Nora (Johnson) Herrick. (See par. 29). He graduated from Shinglehouse High School in 1926 and has been in the newspaper business continuously since that date. He worked on Oswayo Valley Mail and the Olean Herald and managed the Leader Dispatch. He purchased Oswayo Valley Mail in June 1941 in partnership with his brother, Joseph, and in January of 1942, he purchased and consolidated Potter County Journal. He was elected vice-president of Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers’ Association in 1940. He is a member of Sharon Lodge Number 598 F.&A.M. and of Coudersport Consistory. He married, first, Margaret Russell in 1930. She died in 1936. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church. Children: (1) James, age 15. (2) Robert, died in June 1946. (3) Elizabeth Anne, age 10. He married, second, Grayce Voorhees, in 1937. She is a member of the First Baptist Church, O.E.S. and Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. They had one son, Cecil Arvine, born January 1944, died March 1944.
  8. DOROTHY (CILLEY) HAMILTON, state sanitarian of Pennsylvania Department of Health, was born July 14, 1897, the daughter of Lewis and Cornelia (Dorrance) Cilley of Osceola. Mrs. Hamilton is a member of the Methodist Church, West Branch Shrine Club, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Women’s Civic Club and Poetry Club. She is also a past state officer of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Board of Northern Tier Children’s Home. She married, April 23, 1921, Fred Hamilton, the son of William F. and Edith (Tice) Hamilton, pioneer settlers of Potter County. Mr. Hamilton is an accountant in Galeton. Children: (1) Margaret (Hamilton) Bicksler, of Lewisburg, born May 9, 1923, who attended Pennsylvania State Teachers College. She has one son, Frederick Charles. (2) William Frederick, born May 9, 1926, a veteran of World War II with twenty-six months’ service in the U.S. Navy. Mrs. Hamilton’s hobbies are collecting dolls and antiques.
  9. MICHAEL JOHN CROSETTO, owner and publisher of the Leader Dispatch and proprietor of the Galeton Hotel, was born March 21, 1906, in Galeton. He is the son of Rosa (Bertana) Crosetto. He graduated from Galeton High School and has been employed as follows: machinist apprentice, machinist with BGS Railroad in Galeton from 1923 to 1928, toolmaker with Willys Morrow Company, Elmira, New York, from 1928 to 1929, locomotive inspector with the Erie Railroad Company in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1929 to 1932, traveling in South America from 1932 to 1933, with the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1934 to 1936, investigator of Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in Harrisburg in 1937 and 1938, regional director of Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board in Pittsburgh in 1939, inspector Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. in 1939, commissioner of conciliation U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., from 1940 to 1943, assistant deputy executive director of National War Labor Board in 1943 and 1944 and labor advisor, Allied commission in Rome, Italy, with the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army in 1944. He is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club and the Democratic Party. He is secretary of Galeton Chamber of Commerce and regional director of U.S. Number 6 Roosevelt Highway Association of Pennsylvania.
  10. ADA (RAYMOND) SPENCER was born February 3, 1882, at North Bingham, the daughter of William Greenleaf and Ann (Colvin) Raymond, both members of families which were among the early settlers of Potter County. Mrs. Spencer was graduated from Mansfield State Normal School and taught school for several years in Ulysses, in Cornwall-on-Hudson and in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of Ulysses Baptist Church, of W.C.T.U., of Ulysses Women’s Club, of Ulysses Chapter Number 95 O.E.S. and she is a charter member of Allegewi Chapter of D.A.R. She married, January 17, 1906, Dr. James Wright Spencer of Barton, new York, the son of Harvey Lyman and Susan (Hannah) Spencer. He was graduated from Mansfield State Normal School and from the Dental School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1905, Dr. Spencer came to Ulysses where he practiced dentistry until his death, October 31, 1938. Children: (1) Gaylord Colvin, of Ulysses, born October 23, 1908. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, attended Duke University and graduated from Eckels College of Embalming in Philadelphia. He taught in Ulysses High School for seven years before entering the U.S. Army. He served forty-three months in World War II, with forty months as sergeant in the South Pacific Area. (2) Harvey William, a dentist in Wellsville, New York, born September 13, 1913. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He served thirty-seven months as captain in the Dental Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, with seventeen months’ service in the European theater of war. He married Maurine Martin, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, who is also a dentist. They have two daughters, Corinne and Susan.
  11. HOWARD G. KENYON, a merchant of Genesee, was born in Genesee August 18, 1894, son of George and Elizabeth (Gray) Kenyon, pioneer settlers of Potter County. He was graduated from Genesee High School and from Alfred Academy. He was attending Alfred University when he entered service during World War I. He has operated a general store in Genesee since 1924. He is a member of the Methodist Church, Lewisville Lodge Number 565 F.&A.M., Coudersport Consistory and American Legion. He married, April 27, 1921, Dorothea McConeghy, of Coudersport, daughter of James and Alma (Hertig) McConeghy. She is a member of Eulalia Chapter O.E.S. and of the Methodist church. Children: (1) Verena (Kenyon) Ruddnick, of Elmira, New York. (2) Doris Elizabeth, age 12. (3) Robert Howard, age 9. Mr. Kenyon’s hobbies are hunting and flower gardening.
  12. LEE ARTHUR VOORHEES, son of Frederick and Myra (Cook) Voorhees, was born in Mansfield, September 11, 1878. He was graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1897. Following graduation, he taught school at Conrad for one year. On August 15, 1898, he was employed by the First National Bank in Coudersport, becoming assistant cashier. He later organized the Grange National Bank in Troy and remained with the bank as cashier during 1909 and 1910. He then was president of the Okmulgee National Bank (later the Okmulgee State Bank) in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He sold this bank in 1912 and organized and became cashier of the Guaranty State Bank in Okmulgee. He disposed of his banking interest in 1916 and, until 1942, he engaged in the oil business. In 1942, he returned to Coudersport with his family. Mr. Voorhees has been chief clerk of Selective Service Local Board Number 1, Potter County, in Coudersport since April 1, 1943. He married, October 24, 1906, Edna Rennells, of Coudersport, daughter of William Cyrenus and Ella (Strait) Rennells. Mrs. Voorhees is a sister of Cora Elizabeth Rennells. (See par. 14). She is a member of the D.A.R. Children: (1) Virginia (Voorhees) Swan, of Abilene, Texas, who has one daughter, Eleanor Alyne. (2) Eleanor (Voorhees) Johnson, of Coudersport, who has two children, Virginia Elaine and Frederick Lee. Mr. Voorhees and all the members of his family are members of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport.
  13. CHARLES C. VAN DE BOE, attorney and realtor in Shinglehouse, was born September 17, 1878, in Harrison Township, the son of Carmi D. and Ida G. (Grover) Van DeBoe. Mr. VanDeBoe attended Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school for three years before entering the law office of Peck, Stone, Heck and DuBois in Coudersport as a law student. He was admitted to Potter County Bar April 1, 1904. On September 1, 1904, he was admitted to District and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania located in Shinglehouse where he has practiced continuously since that date. He served nine years as Prosecuting Attorney of Potter County. He operated the water system in Shinglehouse for thirty years and he conducted an insurance agency in Shinglehouse for thirty-eight years. He has dealt in real estate since 1904. He is a member of Sharon Lodge Number 598 F.&A.M. and Coudersport Consistory. He married, October 5, 1910, Bertha L. Beyer, the daughter of Christopher and Eliza Beyer, of Warren. Mrs. VanDeBoe attended Clarendon State Normal School. She then entered training for nursing and, after being graduated, she practiced in that profession for several years prior to her marriage. She is a member of the Baptist Church and of Order of Eastern Star. Children: (1) Carroll D., of Shinglehouse, a graduate of Temple University. He is transportation manager for the National Powder Company of Eldred. He has one son, John Charles. (2) Mary Elizabeth (VanDeBoe) Egan, of Shinglehouse, who attended Bucknell University. Mr. and Mrs. VanDeBoe have spent several winters at their winter home in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mr. VanDeBoe is a brother of De Grover VanDeBoe. (See par. 138).
  14. KITTIE N. (THOMPSON) LYMAN was born November 17, 1867, in Mason, Ingham County, Michigan, the daughter of DeWitte Clinton and Laurette (Williams) Thompson. She attended schools in Mason, Michigan, and taught school for four terms before her marriage. Mrs. Lyman is a member of the Methodist Church and has taught a Sunday School class of girls for thirty years. She is a collector of local historical and genealogical material of the Lyman, Card, Thompson and Branch families. She also collects antiques and museum pieces. She married, April 24, 1889, Milo Lyman, of Roulette, who was born February 1, 1852, in the house in which Mrs. Lyman now resides, the son of Laroy and Thankful (Card) Lyman. Mr. Lyman’s grandfather, Burrel Lyman, had the first deed of land in Roulette. Mr. Lyman’s father, Laroy, was a farmer, merchant, surveyor, geologist and famous pioneer hunter and trapper. Mr. Lyman after attending Alfred Academy, now Alfred University, taught school for several years. Later, he studied mineral deposits and mining in the Eastern part of the United States. In 1886, after his father’s death, he purchased the family homestead and became an outstanding figure in the development of Roulette as a farmer, lumberman, manufacturer, merchant, banker and gas operator. He died October 18, 1935. Children: (1) Laura Kate (Lyman) Chestain, of Coudersport, owner and manager of the Rexall Drug Store. She was graduated from Alfred University in 1910 and taught school for several years. She has two sons: (1) Richard L., a veteran of World War II and a student at Hahnemann College and Hospital in Philadelphia; and Rupert L., a photographer. (2) Florence Gertrude (Lyman) Fiske, of Bradford. She is a graduate of Alfred University and she taught school for several years. She has three children: Robert K., a veteran of World War II now teaching at West Reading. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Helen Marie, a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Gordon L., a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a veteran of World War II. (3) Robert R. Lyman, of Coudersport. (See par. 53). Mrs. Lyman’s hobbies are scrapbooks, stamp collections, flowers and antiques.
  15. MICHAEL JOSEPH CURRAN, assistant trainmaster of the B&O Railroad in Galeton, was born in Antrim, Tioga County, the son of John and Mary (McMahon) Curran. He attended Antrim schools. He was telegraph operator for the B&S Railroad from 1901 to 1903, agent at Osceola from 1903 to 1905, and telegraph operator of New York Central Railroad. He returned to the B&S (now B&O) Railroad in 1905 as operator. He has held the positions of train dispatcher, chief train dispatcher, trainmaster and assistant trainmaster. He married, may 14, 1927, Nellie Lacy. (See par. 102). They have one daughter, Patricia. Mr. Curran is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Galeton Rotary Club of which he is a past president, and Galeton Chamber of Commerce. He, with S. Lynn Lush, Michael J. Crosetto and Carl W. Smith, comprised a committee which negotiated with the Lenox Furnace Company, Inc., when its plant was moved to Galeton in 1945. More than one hundred men are now employed by the company.
  16. WILBUR A. WAGNER, hardware merchant of Ulysses, was born in Ulysses on May 8, 1915, the son of Orlo E. and Lida (Empson) Wagner. Orlo E. was a hardware merchant in Ulysses for more than twenty years. Wilbur A. graduated from Ulysses High School and Bryant Stratton Business college in Buffalo, New York. In 1936, he purchased his father’s interest in Wagner and Monks, becoming a partner with W.C. Monks in the hardware business where he has been since that date. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, the Grange, Lewisville Lodge Number 536 F.&A.M., Coudersport Consistory, 32nd degree of Masonry and the Lions Club. He is a veteran of World War II, with two years’ service in the U.S. Navy, fourteen months of which were spent in the South Pacific. He is a member of the National Retail Hardware Association and a member of the local fire department. He married, March 8, 1941, Jannette Dykins of Addison, New York, the daughter of Ralph and Bertha (Church) Dykins. Mrs. Dykins is a sister of Dr. N.W. Church. Mrs. Wagner graduated from Addison High School and from Rochester Business Institute. She is a member of the First Baptist Church, Ulysses Chapter Number 95 O.E.S. and Ulysses Women’s Club of Potter County Federated Clubs. They have one son, Ralph Orlo, born January 1, 1943. Mrs. Wagner’s hobby is sewing. Mr. Wagner’s hobby is woodworking.
  17. GILBERT LEE WENZEL, owner and manager of Wenzel Electric Appliance Store in Galeton, was born October 4, 1905, in Port Allegany, the son of Charles C. and Dorothy C. Wenzel. His father operated the Lyman Run Hotel at one time, and his mother if the owner of Wenzel’s Tea Room in Galeton. Mr. Wenzel was graduated from high school, from Chicago Electrical Engineering Works in Chicago, Illinois, and from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago. He started in business in Galeton in 1927, and he now has one of the finest modern buildings and electrical appliance stores in Potter County. He is a member of the Rotary Club and of West Pike Grange. He married Dorothy V. Bull, of Wrightsville, born May 10, 1909, the daughter of L. Robert and Helen M. Bull. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of Friend Class Sunday School and of West Pike Grange. Children: (1) Richard L., born February 21, 1929, a member of the Presbyterian Church, of the church choir and of Galeton School Bend. (2) Janet H., born January 19, 1931, a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the school band. (3) David L., born March 17, 1940. (4) Judith A., born April 22, 1943. Mr. Wenzel’s hobby is fishing, both in Canada and the ocean.
  18. FRANK M. BLISH, SR., pastor of the Methodist Church in Ulysses, was born May 4, 1874, in Deposit, New York, the son of Henry M. and Cornelia (Terrell) Blish. Rev. Blish was graduated from Marietta College at Marietta, Ohio, and was ordained at Buffalo, New York in 1912. He was in West Wisconsin Conference as pastor of various churches for seventeen yers. He came to Ulysses in 1941 where he has been pastor of the Methodist Church since that date. He married, first, Mary Whitford, Of Earlington, Kentucky, in 1890. She died December 21, 1904. Children: (1) Helen (Blish) Klotzbach, of Basom, New York. (2) Rev. Frank M. Blish, Jr., of Seattle, Washington. Rev. Blish married, second, Mable Shattuck of Worcester, New York, on August 7, 1907. Mrs. Blish is a member of church societies, of Ulysses Chapter Number 95 O.E.S., of W.C.T.U. and of Women’s Club. Children: (1) Rev. Harold E., of Galeton. (2) Kenneth N., who was killed in action with the 7th U.S. Army in France during World War II. (3) Walter G., of Akron, New York, a teacher of mathematics in Amherst High School. (4) John A., also of Akron, a veteran of World War II., having served three and one-half years in the Pacific Area. Rev. Blish is a member of Buffalo Consistory. He is a Boy Scout Master and has been interested in Boy Scout work for a great many years. His hobbies are fishing and hunting. 
  19. JESSIE (LEWIS) BURT was born July 23, 1869, in Lewisville, the daughter of Seth and Sarah (Gridley) Lewis. Mrs. Burt has lived all her life in Lewisville. The house in which she resides was built in 1847 by her cousin, Orange A. Lewis. She is a member of the Methodist Church and is a charter member of the W.C.T.U. She was graduated from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at Lima, New York, in 1829, and taught school for several years. She studied law in the office of her father, who was an attorney. She also worked with her father when he was editor of the Ulysses Sentinel. Mrs. Burt married, May 22, 1897, Arthur S. Burt, an attorney of Ulysses. He, with John Stone, of Coudersport, started a private bank which later became the Grange National Bank. Mr. Burt died June 9, 1937. He had three children by a former marriage: Elizabeth and Alice (Burt) Voss, both of Coudersport, and James of Brooklyn. Mr. Burt and Jessie (Lewis) Burt had three children: (1) Seth Lewis, of Oxford, Pa., a graduate of Pennsylvania State College. (2) Sara (Burt) McGrew, of State College, a graduate of Pennsylvania State college. She has four sons, Karl A., James B., David L., and Ralph V. (3) Clarence A., born January 14, 1907, died October 12, 1932. Mrs. Burt’s hobby is reading literature.
  20. WESLEY E. CAREY, dairy farmer and breeder of Ayrshire cattle in Harrison Township, was born in Harrison Township, June 26, 1900, the son of Albert and Zella (Houghtaling) Carey. He was graduated from Harrison Valley High School, after which he held various positions, including farming, until 1928 when he started his dairy farm where he has been located since that date. His farm was the first one in Potter County to be surveyed for the soil conservation program. He is a member of the Grange and attends the Federated Church. He married, December 21, 1924, Florence Edwards of Harrison Valley, daughter of Emery and Edith (Stetson) Edwards. She was graduated from Harrison Valley high School and from Mansfield State Normal School. She has taught school for twenty-five years. She is a member of the Federated Church, the Grange and of state and county teachers associations. They have one son, Robert E., born February 10, 1929, a senior in Harrison Valley High School. Robert has won a number of first awards in the 4-H Club by showing Ayrshire cattle at fairs in the county. He has won other awards at the Harrisburg Farm show. Mr. Carey’s hobby is reading.
  21. KENNETH H. MULKIN, practicing osteopath at Shinglehouse, was born September 18, 1908, in Sharon Township, the son of C.A. and Minnie (Holmes) Mulkin. He was graduated from Philadelphia School of Osteopathy in 1933 with the degree of D.O. and has been practicing in Shinglehouse since that time. He is a member of Phi Sigma Gamma Fraternity, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association, and is president of Shinglehouse Bowling Association. He attends the Methodist Church. He married, August 29, 1934, Phyllis E. Porter, daughter of George S. and Minnie (Mealy) Porter, of Endeavor, Pa. Mrs. Mulkin attends the Methodist Church. Dr. Mulkin’s hobbies are hunting, fishing and bowling.
  22. S. LYNN LUSH, manager of Lush Brothers which operates a department store in Galeton, a furniture store in Wellsboro and an appliance store in Wellsboro, was born at Manhattan, March 18, 1889, the son of Henry W. and Cora E. Lush, descendants of pioneers who settled in the vicinity of Williamsport at the close of the Revolutionary War in which three branches of the family served. Mr. Lush, after being graduated from Galeton High School and Williamsport Commercial College, became, in 1907, Secretary of the Elk Creek Lumbar Company at Eugene, Oregon. In 1910, he returned to Pennsylvania and became manager of the mercantile business of Henry W. Lush. He continued in this capacity until World War I during which he served as a sergeant in the Field Artillery. He returned to Galeton in 1919 and was joined by his brothers, Harry L., R. Otto and W. Gale, in forming a partnership to take over the business which had been conducted by their father from 1893 to 1919. Mr. Lush is a member of Galeton Lodge Number 602, F.&A.M., and Coudersport Consistory. He is Commander of the American Legion chapter and is President of Galeton Rotary Club. He is Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Galeton and has served on the Board of Trustees for twenty-six years, sixteen of which he was President of the Board. He served on Galeton Boro Council from 1924 until 1942, being its President for twelve years. He served on the Board of Trustees of Lock Haven State Teachers College from 1930 to 1934. Mr. Lush is Secretary-Treasurer of the Elk Creek Lumber Company in Eugene, Oregon, Receiver of the Galeton Banking Company and Resident Secretary of Perpetual Care Fund of Galeton Cemetery. During World War II, he was commissioned a captain in Pennsylvania Reserve Defense Corps Auxiliary and he raised a company of volunteers for home defense in Potter County. He married, June 19, 1930, Ethel Nordquist of Galeton. They have one son, Henry W., born September 27, 1931, who is a cadet at the Valley Forge Military Academy.
  23. GEORGE E. CARROLL was born in Little Valley, New York, October 27, 1880, son of Patrick J. and Anna T. (Costello) Carroll. Mr. Carroll was formerly a station agent with the B&O Railroad. He is now retired and makes his home in Genesee. Mr. Carroll had more than fifty years’ service with the railroad. He is a member of Sacred Heart Church. He married, September 3, 1907, Lenore M. Loney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Loney. Mrs. Carroll taught school for several years prior to her marriage. She is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, of the Women’s Democratic Club and she was appointed by Governor Earl as a member of the Board of Assistance of Potter County. Children: (1) George E., Jr., who was a technical sergeant in charge of communications at Nichols Field, Manila, during World War II. He was captured at the surrender of Corregidor and he died while a prisoner of war at Camp Cabanutuan. (2) Thomas Eugene, a veteran of World War II now attending the University of Pasadena, California. (3) Leo V., of Greenwood, New York, also a veteran of World War II. (4) Helen G., of Harrisburg, a graduate of E.B.I. in Elmira, New York. She has charge of state unemployment of Social Security of the State of Pennsylvania. (5) Genevieve M., a graduate of R.B.I. She is a senior clerk for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Olean, New York. Mr. Carroll’s hobby is collecting railroad timetables. Mrs. Carroll’s hobby is writing poetry.
  24. PAUL RAYMOND KAPP, D.D.S. in Shinglehouse, was born November 25, 1902, in Harrisville, the son of Albert D. and Carrie M. (Schollenberger) Kapp. He was graduated from Greenville High School, attended Theil College for two years and the University of Cincinnati for two years. He received his B.S. and D.D.S. at the University of Pittsburgh. He started practicing dentistry in Shinglehouse August 7, 1930. Dr. Kapp is a member of the American Dental Association, the Eighth District of Pennsylvania Dental Association, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, the Parent-Teacher Association, Bolivar Country Club and Rod and Gun Club. He is in charge of the only school dental clinic in Potter County. He married, August 19, 1929, Flora Salamon, daughter of Charles and Mary (Vogel) Solamon. She was graduated from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh in 1928 as an R.N. Mrs. Kapp is a member of St. Theressa Roman Catholic Church, and of P.A.R.N. Assocition. She is secretary-treasurer of the Catholic Church and a past-president of the High School Parent-Teacher Association. Children: (1) Paul Raymond, Jr., born June 26, 1930. (2) Janice Ann, born December 3, 1931. (3) John Richard, born September 26, 1933. Dr. Kapp’s hobbies are hunting and fishing.
  25. JOHN F. STONE was born March 3, 1862, on a farm in Harrison Township, the son of Levi and Hannah Stone. At twelve years of age, he started being on his own. He attended Ulysses High School and business college in Elmira, New York. He entered the clothing business in Ulysses in the early ‘80’s. He later became Postmaster of Ulysses. In 1891, he became Deputy Prothonotary of Potter County. He studied law in the office of Benson, Mullin and Seibert and was admitted to practice in local courts in 1896 and in the Supreme Court in 1901. Mr. Stone was among those who drilled the first gas well that was the nucleus of the Potter Gas Company, later the North Penn Gas Company. He was instrumental in organizing the following: The Coudersport Trust Company; The Grange National Bank of Ulysses; The First National Bank of Genesee; The First National Bank of Allegany, New York; The First National Bank of Shinglehouse; and the State Bank of roulette. He helped construct the Eldred Water Plant and consolidated it with the Galeton Water Company. He also organized the Benton Water Supply Company and the Benton Electric Company. He has been President of the following: Columbus, Ohio, Gas Company; Alliance, Ohio, Gas Company; Shinglehouse Natural Gas Company; The Manufacturers Gas Company of Port Allegany; Roulette Gas Company; Mountain Gas Company; and, V&S Bottle Company. He was treasurer of the Genesee Chemical Company for many years. In 1903, he purchased the Brookland, Pennsylvania, Farms where he has done extensive farming. He was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1930, and was re-elected in 1932. He married Kate Burt, of Ulysses. They had two sons who died in infancy and one daughter, Marion Clare, of Coudersport. She was graduated from Coudersport High School, National Park Seminary and Boston Conservatory of Music. Mr. and Mrs. Stone also reared and educated a niece, Elizabeth Burt, born in Ulysses. She was graduated from Coudersport High School, Syracuse University and Wilson College. She now conducts an insurance business in Coudersport. Mr. Stone belongs to numerous lodges and organizations and is an honorary 33rd degree Mason.
  26. JEREMIAH JOSEPH CRONIN, pastor of Sacred Heart Church of Genesee, was born in Ireland June 23, 1904, the son of Jeremiah Joseph and Julia (Murphy) Cronin. Rev. Cronin came to America while a child. He was graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s College at Emmitsburg, Maryland, and was ordained at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. He has served in St. Andrew’s Church at Erie and in St. Catherine’s Church at DuBois. On May 2, 1946, he came to Genesee. Rev. Cronin took an active part in the war effort at DuBois. His activities included writing weekly columns for men in service, making speeches on all patriotic occasions and at War Bond drives, and making farewell addresses to all contingents of service men leaving DuBois. He has made radio addresses on Christmas, Easter and other special occasions since 1937. He gave the welcoming home speech in 1946 at a big GI Homecoming celebration in DuBois. Rev. Cronin’s hobbies are reading and writing for publication.
  27. JOHN S. PEARSALL, automobile dealer in Shinglehouse, and Inter-State Commerce Transportation, was born April 30, 1898, son of Herbert L. and Irene (Herrick) Pearsall, of Shinglehouse. His father and mother were both school teachers and his father, after being graduated from the University of Buffalo, was superintendent of schools in Cameron County. Herbert L. was also in the lumbering and gas business which, at the time of his death, his son, John S., took over and operated for several years. John S. was also in the wholesale gasoline business for several years. He was graduated from Shinglehouse High School and from Westbrook Business Academy. He has been in the automobile business in Shinglehouse for more than twenty years. He is a member of the Methodist Church and Sharon Lodge Number 598 F.&A.M. which his father helped organize in 1896. His father was the first master of the lodge. Mr. Pearsall married, January 30, 1927, Sarah Woodard, of Shinglehouse, daughter of Dr. James A. and Winnie (Marchisi) Woodard. Mrs. Pearsall was graduated from Shinglehouse High School and attended Western Reserve University at Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the Methodist Church and is a Past Matron of Eureka Chapter 52 O.E.S. They have two sons: John S., Jr., attending high school, and James H., a student in junior high school. Mr. Pearsall’s hobbies are swimming and hiking with his sons.
  28. MARY JOSEPHINE MILLER, a teacher in Potter County for more than thirty years, was born July 4, 1868, daughter of John Richardson and Sarah (Nelson) Miller, a pioneer family of Potter County. Miss Miller attended school at Sweden, at Ulysses and at Tremont, New York City. She is a member of Park Methodist Church, New Century Club and S.H.G. Miss miller’s brother, the late Arthur J. Miller, had one son, Victor L., a realtor of Seattle, Washington, who has three children: iris Lysle (Miller) Groves who has three children, Sylvia Anne, Warren David and Georgia June; Arthur E.; and Mary J. Another brother of Miss Miller, the late John H. Miller, had one son, John Burdick Miller, a professor at Bucknell University, who has three children: John Robert, Eugene G. and Philip G. Miss Miller’s sister, Henrietta M. Miller, resides in Eggertsville, New York.
  29. A. DONALD BARTOO, principal of Genesee Township School, was born May 30, 1913, at Harrison Valley, the son of Clarence W. and Ruby (Miles) Bartoo. He was graduated from Charleston Vocational High School and from Mansfield State Teachers College. He also attended Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. After his graduation from college, Mr. Bartoo worked two years in the state administration office of the Works Progress Administration and three years in the Auditor General’s office of the State of Pennsylvania. He then went to the E.I. Dupont DeNemours Company of Wilmington, Delaware, where he spent five years as a senior accountant. In 1945, he came to Genesee as principal of Genesee Township School. He is a member of the Methodist Church, Lewisville Lodge Number 556 F.&A.M. and Coudersport Consistory. He married, August 17, 1937, Marie C. Wrobel, of New Castle, the daughter of Joseph and Carolyn Wrobel. Mrs. Bartoo attended Commercial Business School. She is a member of the Methodist Church. They have three children: Donald F., born February 8, 1940, and twin daughters, Diane J. and Phyllis Ann, born December 21, 1944. Mr. Bartoo’s hobbies are sports and hunting.
  30. WILLIAM HENRY CURTIS, Justice of the Peace and Supervisor of Genesee Township, was born at Andrew Settlement, Allegany Township, August 21, 1877. He attended the district schools and was graduated from Northern Indiana Business Institute April 8, 1898. He came to Genesee in October of 1898 as bookkeeper for A.H. Borden and as secretary of the Diamond Oil & Gas Company. In 1901, he became clerk in the NY&P and the B&S Railroad station. He later became agent, which position he held until May of 1936. He has served as Justice of the Peace since January 5, 1914, and during this time he has performed two hundred marriages. He has been secretary of Genesee Township since 1921, secretary of Potter County Supervisors’ Association since 1923 and Supervisor of Genesee Township since 1936. As supervisor, he has attended eight sessions of the State Association of Supervisors as a delegate from Potter County. He has been president of Old Folks Reunion since 1938 and president of Genesee Townsend Club since 1939. He is a member of Pomona Grange and of State and National Grange. He also, at one time, conducted a store and was Postmaster at Andrew Settlement. In 1911, he was elected County Surveyor and served four years in that capacity. He was elected school director in 1921 and served six years, having been its secretary at the time the new school was built. Mr. Curtis married, November 14, 1901, Mary E. Smith, of Oswayo, daughter of David Eugene and Joanna (Carmer) Smith. Mrs. Curtis is a member of the W.C.T.U., the Ladies’ Aid of the Methodist Church, Townsend Club, Grange, and Rebekah Lodge. Both Mr. and Mrs. Curtis attend the Methodist Church. Children: (1) Joanna (Curtis) Whitney, who died December 21, 1925. (2) Carlton J., of Buffalo, New York, who has two children, Carol Jean and Jay. (3) James Eugene, of Genesee, a veteran of World War II. He has one son, Robert. (4) William Henry Jr., of Wellsville, New York, a veteran of World War II. He has three daughters, Martha Ann, Joice Marie and Dorothy Jane. (5) Theodore, of the U.S. Army Air Corps. (6) Ruth M. (Curtis) Carr, of Richburg, New York, who has two children, Judith Pauline and Joseph Lawrence. All six children of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis were graduated from Genesee High School, the two daughters having been valedictorians of their respective classes.
  31. ARTHUR W. McLATCHIE, who is associated with the Easton and Fee Garage of Coudersport, was born in Mina on December 5, 1899, the son of George L. and Anna (Klein) McLatchie. Arthur W.’s grandfather McLatchie came to America from Scotland and his great-grandfather Klein settled in Potter County almost one hundred years ago, having migrated to this country from Germany. His grandfather Klein built the house where Arthur W.’s mother now resides. Mr. McLatchie was graduated from Coudersport High School. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&.A.M., Coudersport Chapter Number 263, Potter Commandery Number 69 K.T. and Coudersport Consistory. He married, December 23, 1925, Naomi Ruth Weimer, of Roulette, the daughter of Major and Virginia (Rossman) Weimer. Mrs. McLatchie’s grandparents were pioneer settlers of Potter County. She was graduated from Roulette High School and from Lock Haven Normal School. She has taught school for twenty-two years. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Daughters of American Colonists and Eulalia Chapter Number 148 O.E.S. She is Past Matron of O.E.S. Mrs. McLatchie’s hobby is knitting and Mr. McLatchie’s hobby is working as an amateur gunsmith.
  32. E. LEETA KELLY, optometrist with offices in Galeton and Westfield, was born in Galeton, the daughter of W.E. and Eva (Zimmerman) Kelly. (See par. 134). Dr. Kelly received her education in Galeton schools and Rochester School of Optometry. She has been practicing optometry with her father since 1921. She is a member of the Business and Professional Women'’ Club and attends the Methodist Church. Dr. Kelly'’ hobby is antiques and she is the owner of a table which belonged to Jerome Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his American wife, Betsy Patterson.
  33. FRANK WILSON KENDIG, Superintendent of the Consolidated Water Company of Coudersport, was born in Orrstown, Franklin County, on April 17, 1873, son of David Edward and Charlotte Ann Kendig. After leaving school at the age of sixteen, he was employed for twelve years by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. He then spent six years with the Ridgway Dynamo and Engine Company at Ridgway, after which he accepted a position with the United Water and Guarantee Company of Harrisburg as superintendent of its Jersey Shore Pennsylvania Water Plant. In the course of two years, he was promoted to the position of general manager of the company’s six water plants located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia. This position he held for four years. In 1912, he and his associates purchased the Galeton-Eldred Water Company and, in 1914, they purchased the Consolidated Water Company in Coudersport. In 1917, Mr. Kendig sold his interest in Galeton-Eldred Water Company to his associates. He became the sole owner of the Consolidated Water Company at that time, also becoming its president. In 1935, he sold the stock of consolidated Water Company to Robert Hall Craig of Harrisburg, and his associates. Mr. Kendig has been superintendent of the company from 1935 until the present time. He is a director of the First National Bank and president of Benton Water Supply Company. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and of I.O.O.F. He is a director of the Golf Club. He married, September 29, 1897, Nancy Gage Holes, daughter of Charles and Isabella Holes, of Ridgway. Mrs. Kendig is a member of Christ Episcopal Church. They have one daughter, Madge Corrine Kendig, who married, August 20, 1926, Milton Kendall Cox, of Schenectady, New York. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cox are graduates of Syracuse University.
  34. HARRY E. ELLIOTT, District Forester of the Susquehannock District, was born June 5, 1882, in Mansfield, the son of Dr. and Mrs. F.G. Elliott. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1902 and taught in the Pennsylvania public schools for three years. In 1909, he graduated from Mount Alto School of Forestry and since that time he has been a forester in the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters. Having been one of the earlier state foresters, he has played an important part in the protection of all forest land and in the administration of forest lands belonging to the state. The Susquehannock District includes Potter, McKean and the northern part of Clinton Counties, an area of approximately 1,330,000 acres of forest land of which 272,000 acres belong to the state. Mr. Elliott is a member of the Session of the First Presbyterian Church, Coudersport Consistory, and is President of Coudersport Council. He married Mabel Duncan Renfrew on June 7, 1911. They have three children: Julia Marie (Elliott) Pierce of Logan, Ohio, a graduate of Grove City College; Dr. Frederick Duncan Elliott, a graduate of Duke University who was a lieutenant (j.g.) in the Navy during World War II and who is now at Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, married to Sara Bunch of Commerce, Georgia; Thomas Renfrew Elliott, a graduate of Syracuse University in Forestry, who was a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and is now assistant forester at Salem, Virginia, married to Joanna Moore of El Paso, Texas. Mr. Elliott has been active in Boy Scout work. His hobby is baseball.
  35. ADDIE CORNELIA (DOUGLASS) HARVEY, a prominent member of the First Baptist Church was born in Ulysses May 25, 1861, daughter of James Thomas and Susan E. (Basset) Douglass. Mrs. Harvey was educated at Ulysses schools and at Lock Haven State Normal School. She is a member of Potter County historical Society, Order of Eastern Star, S.H.G. and First Baptist Church. She married, September 4, 1884, Mark Stephen Harvey, son of Albert L. and Sarah (Spencer) Harvey. He was graduated from Ulysses High School and Lock Haven State Normal School. He was cashier and director of the First National Bank and treasurer and director of the Coudersport Trust Company for about thirty years prior to his death may 24, 1933. He was a deacon and trustee of the First Baptist Church, a member of the church choir, a 32nd degree Mason and a trustee of Coudersport Consistory. Children: (1) Vera (Harvey) Hopkins, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, born February 12, 1887. She received her education at Peddie Institute and Syracuse University. She has one daughter, Eleanore (Hopkins) Bartels, of Kensington, Maryland, born February 29, 1916, a graduate of Stephens College. Mrs. Bartels has two daughters, Lynn h. and Leslie Georgie. (2) Roger Douglas Harvey, born February 12, 1891. He was educated at Peddie Institute, Harvard University and the University of Minnesota. He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard. Dr. Harvey spent three years as geologist in Chili with Braden Copper Company. He later was geologist with Cero de Pasco Copper Company in South America where he died August 31, 1931, at Lima, Peru. He was a Mason and a veteran of World War I. He had one son, Roger B., who was born April 28, 1932. (3) Beth B. (Harvey) Biesel, of Coudersport, born November 3, 1892, a graduate of Syracuse University and a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She has one son, William Harvey Biesel, born March 2, 1917, a graduate of Peddie School and the School of Journalism at Syracuse University. He is a veteran of World War II.
  36. HARRY A KILBOURNE was born August 15, 1880, in Germania Station, the son of Eldred and Mary (Impson) Kilbourne. He attended school in West Pike, and he has completed courses from Scranton ICS in engineering and Cooks Chicago Engineering Works in electrical engineering. He was employed in 1896 by the B&S Railroad, now the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and was promoted in 1907 to the position of locomotive engineer, which position he now holds. He is a member of the B. of L.E. Number 429 and General Chairman of the Board of Adjustments. He is also a member of Galeton Lodge Number 602 F.&A.M. and Coudersport Consistory. He married, June 30, 1909, Mabel J. Head, of Galeton. Mrs. Kilbourne was born August 18, 1885, the daughter of William B. and Agnes (Shelley) Head. She attended Mansfield State Teachers College and taught school for several years before her marriage. She attends the Methodist Church and is a Past Worthy Matron of Galeton Chapter Number 53 O.E.S. They have two children: (1) Helen Agnes (Kilbourne) Bliss who, during World War II worked with her husband, Merle Bliss, a field director for the American Red Cross. They have one son, William Elwin. (2) William Eldred of Elmira, New York, who attended Pennsylvania State College. He has one son, William Eldred, Jr.
  37. JAMES J. MORLEY was born April 6, 1862 at Gold, the son of William S. and Susan (Ardrey) Morley, pioneer settlers of Potter County. William S. was a veteran of the Civil War. James J. attended Potter County schools and has been a merchant and farmer. He served as Commissioner of Potter County from 1920 to 1924. He was Justice of the Peace for thirty years and assessor of Ulysses Township for seven years. He married January 29, 1887, Minnie Conable, of Raymond, daughter of Seth and Sarah (Burrous) Conable, pioneers of Potter County. Mrs. Morley died January 14, 1919. Mr. Morley has four children, fifteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren: (1) Seth W. of Gold. He has four children: (a) Chester H. of Gold who has three daughters, jeanette, pear Marguerite and Jane; (b) Marguerite (Morley) Lehman of Syracuse, New York, who has one son, James Edwin; (c) Marie (Morley) Truax of West Bingham, who has two children, Stanley and Suzanne; (d) James E. of Morgantown, West Virginia, a veteran of World War II. (2) Mack B. of Middletown, New York, who married Eugertha Everitt. They have eight children: (a) Kathryn (Morley) Allen, of Middletown, who has two children, Karen Lee and Daniel; (b) Everitt, of Middletown, who has two children, Joy and James; (c) Franklin P., a teacher in Warwick High School; (d) Edith (Morley) Davis, whose husband is an officer in the U.S. Navy and who has two children, Terry Lee and Cheryll Lynn; (e) Marion (Morley) Hollinger of Portersville; (f) Maude, a student at Fredonia College; (g) Mable, a student at Alfred University; (h) Mack B., Jr. (3) Maude P. (Morley) Cloud of Gold, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College. She taught in Potter County for many years. (4) Edwin of Gold, who married Elizabeth Olmstead of Coudersport. They have three children: (a) Mary, a teacher at Harrison Valley; (b) George, at home; (c) Jack who is in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Puerto Rico.
  38. WILLIAM H. CURRIER, dairy farmer at Andrews Settlement, was born December 18, 1900, in Colesburg, the son of William and Harriet (Carpenter) Currier. He graduated from high school in Columbus, Ohio, and for a time was associated with the Briggs Manufacturing Co. He has been dairy farming on his own farm since 1931, specializing in the breeding of Holstein-Friesian cattle and Belgium draft horses. He is a member of the Methodist Church, of Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M., of the National Holstein Association and of the Belgium Draft Horses Association of America. He is a 32nd degree Mason, Coudersport Consistory. He married December 20, 1935, Mary Gilliland of Ellisburg, the daughter of Daniel and Gertrude (Nelson) Gilliland. Mrs. Currier is a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and she taught school for several years prior to her marriage. She is now secretary of the School Board and a member of the Methodist Church. They have one son, William H., Jr., born September 5, 1936, a student in Genesee. Mr. Currier’s hobbies are hunting and an interest in aviation.
  39. ADE F. NICHOLS, Superintendent of the Potter County Home, was born in 1873 in Shinglehouse. He was in the mercantile business for a number of years and held an appointive office in the state capitol. He was Postmaster in Shinglehouse from 1931 to 1935 when he was appointed to his present position. He married, first, Blanche Mead. Children: (1) Enos Nichols, of Port Allegany, who married Teresa Sanzo of Olean. They have one daughter, Betty, who served two years overseas with the Army Nurse Corps. (2) Gladys (Nichols) Mitchel, of Schenectady. She has two children, Blanche and Edward. Mr. Nichols married, second, Laura Price of Youngstown, Ohio. They have one son, Robert Ade, age 17.
  40. MARGARET (SHUTT) WENTWORTH was born February 22, 1863, in Ashokan, Ulster County, daughter of DuBois and Janette (Ennist) Shutt. She received her education in Steuben County, New York. On October 18, 1883, she married Ernest L. Wentworth. Mr. Wentworth was in partnership with E. W. Robinson in the leading general store in Coudersport until his death on March 18, 1920. They had one son, Milton Schutt, born December 18, 1893, died in March 1920. Both Mr. Wentworth and his son were 32nd degree Masons. Mrs. Wentworth is a member of the Baptist Church, O.E.S., New Century Club, Historical Society and Alumni of the Chautauqua Reading Circle. Her hobby is homemaking.
  41. BIRDELLA (GRANT) GRABE, owner and manager of Grabe Furniture Store in Coudersport, was born January 19, 1885 in Ottawa, Illinois, the daughter of J.H. and Lucy (Savage) Grant. Mrs. Grabe graduated from Coudersport High School and attended Elmira College, majoring in music. She taught music for many years and has operated the Grabe Furniture Store since 1927. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, of Eulalia Chapter Number 148, O.E.S., and of various civic clubs. On March 3, 1907, she married Almon R. Grabe who was in the furniture and undertaking business for many years. He died July 31, 1928.
  42. BERT STRAW, county agricultural agent of Potter County, was born September 6, 1892, in Kerrmoor, Pennsylvania, the son of Harrison and Emeline (Read) Straw. Both parents were from families who were early settlers of Clearfield County during the Revolutionary War. Mr. Straw graduated from Clearfield High School in 1912 and from Pennsylvania State College in 1916. Since that time he has been engaged in the business he is still conducting in Coudersport. He is a member and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church, also a member of Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M., Coudersport Chapter Number 263, Potter Commandery of Knights Templar Number 69 and Couderpsort Consistory. He married, November 30, 1916, Gertrude Rush of State College, daughter of William C. and Lucinda May (Knox) Rush. Mrs. Straw is a member of the First Prebyterian Church, of Order of Eastern Star and is active in various church organizations. Children: (1) Gertrude (Straw) Covey of Willow Run, Michigan, who has one daughter, Nancy Jo. (2) Bert Edward, a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, now stationed in Germany. He married Elaine Watson who is now living in Coudersport. They have one son, William Earl. (3) Mary Frances (Straw) Tavery, of Houston, Texas, a veteran of World War II during which she served as a pharmacist’s mate first class in the WAVES. (4) Joan Marie, a student in Coudersport High School. Mr. Straw’s hobby is sports.
  43. PERLEY E. CROWL, District Manager of the North Penn Gas Company at Galeton and sales manager of Merchandise for Galeton and vicinity, was born in Liberty, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, June 26, 1865, the son of Albert Aaron and Ann (Hubbard) Crowl. Mr. Crowl attended school in Lawrenceville. He taught school in Lawrenceville for one term and in Potter County for three terms. For five years he was a lumber inspector in Mills. In March, 1890, Mr. Crowl came to Galeton as inspector in the Clinton Mills. In June 1890, he became associated with W.& I.R. Gale general store where he remained for three and a half years, during which time he was also Assistant Postmaster. He then worked with H. W. Lush for ten years. From 1903 to 1920 he was district manager of Potter Gas Company and superintendent of Galeton Eldred Water Company, formerly Potter Gas Company, and now has forty-three years service with the company. He married, June 27, 1894, Angie White of Harrison Valley, born August 1, 1868, the daughter of Lewis and Eleanor (Hunter) White. Mrs. Crowl taught school for ten years before her marriage. Mrs. Crowl is bookkeeper in the North Penn Gas Company and has been with the company forty-three years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Crowl are members of the Methodist Church. They have one daughter, Mildred (Crowl) Huntington of Bradford. She is a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and attended Syracuse University and Pennsylvania State College where she studied vocal music. For several years she taught art and music in Galeton schools and taught music to private pupils. Mr. Crowl’s hobby is gardening.
  44. H. EDGAR FENNER was born August 7, 1872, son of Elisha P. and Harriet (Smith) Fenner. Elisha was a Civil War veteran, having served three years and eleven months. H. Edgar attended Alfred University and started in the mercantile business in Coneville. He was Postmaster there from 1902 to 1905. He then went to Cameron, New York, where he conducted a hardware business for six years, following which he was in the hardware business in Alfred, New York, for three years. He then came to Shinglehouse where he conducted a general store for twenty-eight years. He retired and now resides in Shinglehouse. Mr. Fenner was president of the First National Bank of Shinglehouse for sixteen years. He is a member of Cameron Mills Lodge Number 547 F.&A.M. and of Coudersport Consistory. He married, March 2, 1895, Nina Locke, daughter of C.F. and Mary (Coston) Locke, of Alfred. Mrs. Fenner attended Alfred University. She is a member of O.E.S. and of the Grange. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fenner are members of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Alfred. They attend the Methodist Church in Shinglehouse. Children: (1) Eldyn L., of Shinglehouse. (See par. 125). (2) Alyene (Fenner) Brown, of Ithaca, New York. She is a graduate of Cornell University and was associated with the Home Economics Department at Cornell. She has two daughters, Barbara and Susan. Mr. and Mrs. Fenner have spent several winters in Florida and California. Mr. Fenner has been active in baseball and he is now an ardent golfer.
  45. WALTER PIERRE WELLS, attorney of Couderpsort, was born May 10, 1905, the son of John Walter and Eloise (Stebbins) Wells. (See par. 38). He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and Dickinson School of Law. He is a member of Alpha Tau Omega. He was admitted to the Potter County Bar on August 17, 1931, and has been district attorney for Potter County since 1933. He is director of the Citizens’ Safe Deposit and Trust Company, of Empire Gas and Fuel company and of Bradley Producing Company. He is president of the C&PA Railroad Company. He is a member of Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M., Royal Arch Chapter, Potter Commandery and I.O.O.F. He is a vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport. He married, May 4, 1937, Anne Elizabeth Mulligan. Children: John Walter Wells II, born March 23, 1942, and Rosemary Anne Wells, born August 15, 1944.
  46. W. S. PFEIFFER, of Roulette, was born April 30, 1866, in Marietta, Ohio, the son of John and Hannah Pfeiffer of Wurttemberg, Germany, who came to American in 1860. John, a Civil War veteran, marched with Sherman to the sea. W.S. received his early education in Gallipolis, Ohio, and entered the leather business with his father in Gallipolis. After coming to Roulette, Mr. Pfeiffer was in the leather business for seven years. He was then electrical engineer in the Stave Mill Company and Potter Gas Company for several years, after which he studied photography in Pittsburgh. He returned to Roulette where he conducted, for many years, a photography studio in his own home. Mr. Pfeiffer is an active member of Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M. and of all bodies of Masonry including 32nd degree Coudersport Consistory. He attends the Methodist Church. In 1936, he received a diploma from the National Nutrition Society, for a correspondence course, and in 1943 he received a certificate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Division of Homemaking Education for classes which he attended in Roulette. He married, January 24, 1894, Nellie Boyington of Roulette, the daughter of William Jackson and Purdence (Lyman) Boyington. His great-grandfather was Major Isaac Lyman, of Revolutionary War fame. Mrs. Pfeiffer founded and kept a public library in her home where she also had a ladies’ furnishing store. She was always active in the civic affairs of her community. She died December 1927. Mr. Pfeiffer, at the age of eighty, makes his own garden, cans fruit and vegetables and cares for his home. He has one brother, Fred W., who resides in his old homestead in Gallipolis.
  47. CLYDE A. DEVLING, hardware merchant of Galeton, was born in Westmoreland, Kansas, July 6, 1880, the son of John and Virginia Mary (DeHaas) Devling. Mr. Devling received his early education in Beech Creek and Lock Haven and graduated from Lock Haven Business College. He came to Galeton in 1899 and was associated with a grocery store until 1905 when he became engaged in the hardware business. In 1925, his brother, Nelson J. became a partner in the business which is now known as the Devling Brothers, Inc. Mr. Devling has been an Elder of the Presbyterian Church since 1917. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of Galeton lodge Number 602 F.&A.M. and Coudersport Consistory. He married first on August 26, 1903, Minnie M. Schramm. She died in January 1917. He married second Emma L. Schramm on August 1, 1918. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, Galeton Chapter Number 53, O.E.S. and the Auxiliary of the American Legion. They have five children: (1) Wilhelmina (Devling) Watson, born May 25, 1919, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and a resident of Bradford. (2) Patricia E., born November 3, 1920, who attended Mansfield State Teachers College and now resides in Galeton. (3) Mary Virginia, born November 27, 1921, a graduate of Pennsylvania State College and a veteran of World War II, with three years service in the Women’s Army Corps, one and one-half of which were spent in Egypt. (4) Betty Jane, born October 31, 1923, a graduate of Pennsylvania State college and now a resident of Akron, Ohio. (5) Robert C., born June 2, 1925, now of Galeton, a veteran of World War II in which he served as an Ensign in the United States Naval Air Corps and during which time he received training at Cornell University, Colgate University and Chapel Hill. Mr. Devling’s hobby is baseball.
  48. HOWARD NEEFE SCHUTT was born May 8, 1894, in Coudersport, son of Willard F. Schutt and Bertha (Neefe) Schutt. Willard was a lumberman, merchant and also was a 33rd degree Mason. Howard graduated from Rutgers and also received a degree from Columbia University. He was a lieutenant in the 106th Field Artillery in the First World War. Mr. Schutt is a partner in W.F. Schutt & Sons Furniture Store in Coudersport. He is active in the Business Men’s Club, American Legion and the Hospital Board. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and is a 32nd degree Mason. On July 27, 1927, he married Lucille Wells, daughter of the Honorable J. Walter Wells and Eloise (Stebbins) Wells. (See par. 38). Mrs. Schutt graduated from Coudersport High School and Vassar College. Prior to her marriage, she worked in new York City with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children and with the American Red Cross. Since her marriage she has been active in the Red Cross, D.A.R. and literary and civic clubs. She is a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Children: (1) Nancy Wells, age 16, a student at Westtown Friends School in Chester County, Pennsylvania. (2) Margot Eloise, age 14. Both Mr. and Mrs. Schutt are collectors of antiques.
  49. CHESTER WARREN TODD, S.T.D., pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, was born in Kingston, New York, son of William Newton and Livinia Jane Todd. William N. was pastor of several Dutch Reformed churches in New York and New Jersey, later becoming pastor of Presbyterian churches in Pennsylvania. Chester Warren Todd graduated from Wooster College in 1905 with an A.B. degree and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1908. He was ordained in Coudersport, his first church, by the Presbytery of Wellsboro on October 16, 1908. On July 1, 1910, he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Union and in 1919 he became pastor at Sunbury. He remained there for twenty-five years, returning to the First Presbyterian Church in Coudersport on September 1, 1944. He has received the following degrees: B.D. from Susquehanna University in 1929, S.T.M. from Chicago Lutheran Seminary in 1932, S.T.D. from Temple University in 1935. He was a commissioner to General Assembly of Presbyterian Church U.S.A. at Rochester, New York, in 1915, and at Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1924. He has been moderator of Wellsboro, Huntingdon and Northumberland Presbyteries and has also been Stated Clerk of Northumberland Presbytery since 1934. On June 28, 1910, he married Mathilde Reidy of Coudersport. She taught school for six years prior to her marriage. She is active in church societies, Red Cross work and literary clubs. Children: (1) Margaret S. (Todd) Kline, of Lebanon, who has one child, Willa Ann. (2) Virginia K. (Todd) Black, of New York, New York. (3) Jane Lois Todd, also of New York.
  50. WILLIAM D. ALLEN, Justice of the Peace in Galeton and Director and Vice-President of the First National Bank of Galeton, was born March 27, 1870, in Stony Fork, Tioga County, the son of William J. and Philinda E. (Dale) Allen. Mr. Allen received his early education in Stony Fork. He came to Galeton in 1900 where he conducted a mercantile business for nine years. He has been Justice of the Peace since 1907, his present term to expire in 1950. He was Tax Collector of Galeton for twenty-one years and in the insurance business from 1909 to 1945. He is a member of the Baptist Church, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles and has been Secretary of the Industrial Association for twenty years. He was Secretary of the Galeton Moose Lodge Number 826 for thirty years. Mr. Allen is also Past Master of Galeton Lodge Number 602 F.&A.M., Past Worthy Patron of Galeton Chapter O.E.S. and a member of all bodies of Masonry, including all York and Scottish Rite Masonry and Ismailia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Buffalo, N.Y. He married, November 26, 1895, Ray M. Hughes of Antrim. She is a member of the Baptist Church and a Past President of the W.C.T.U. They have three children: (1) William David, of Cleveland, Ohio, born November 7, 1904, a graduate of Armour Institute of Technology. He has two children, William David, Jr., and Ardis June. (2) Margaret E. (Allen) Osani, of Valley Stream, New York, born August 5, 1906, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College. She has three children, David Duane, Marcia Rae and Carol Ann. (3) Duane Hughes, of Galeton, born February 3, 1909, a graduate of East Stroudsburg Business College. He has two sons, Duane H. and William D. IV.
  51. J. PHILIP THOMAS, secretary-treasurer of the Coudersport Production credit Association and the National Farm Loan Association of Coudersport, was born August 29, 1901, son of James M. and Mary Ella (Davis) Thomas of Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Marple Newton High school in Newton Square and attended Pennsylvania State College. He came to Potter County in 1922 as cow tester of the county. In 1928, he became an instructor at Rosebud Indian Hschool at Rosebud, South Dakota. In 1934, he became associated with Coudersport Production Credit Association, becoming secretary-treasurer in 1942. On July 1, 1946, he became secretary-treasurer of the National Farm Loan Ass’n of Coudersport which comprises five counties, Cameron, Elk, McKean, Tioga and Potter. He married, February 12, 1926, Katheryn Mary Dodd, of Ulysses, daughter of Peter and Grace (Snyder) Dodd. Mrs. Thomas graduated from State Teachers College and has taught school or several years.
  52. GEORGE A. MASTIN, merchant in Ulysses, was born April 20, 1885, the son of W.L. and Kate (Dimon) Mastin, pioneer settlers of Potter County. Mr. Mastin received his early education in the public schools. From March 6, 1909, until 1936, he operated a men’s clothing store which, in 1936, he converted into a department store, taking his sons-in-law, George W. McCoy and John P. Howland, into the business as partners. He is director of the Grange National Bank, secretary of the Masonic Building Association, past treasurer of Ulysses Library and has held numerous Borough offices. He is active in civic projects. He is a member of the Baptist Church and of all bodies of masonry, including 32nd degree, Coudersport Consistory. He is also Chief Ripper of the Rip and Tearum Lodge Number 23 of the Order of Red Republicans, organized in 1920. He married, March 18, 1911, Kathryn Grabe of Coudersport, daughter of Theodore A. and Mary Grabe. She is a member of Ulysses Chapter Number 95 O.E.S. and of the Lutheran Church in Coudersport. They have two daughters: (1) Jeane of Ulysses, a graduate of Lewisville Vocational School and a Past Worthy Matron of Ulysses Chapter Number 95 O.E.S. She married George W. McCoy of Ulysses. They have three children, Sandra, George, III, and Karen. (2) Betty, of Dundee, New York, a graduate of Lewisville Vocational School. She married John P. Howland of Coudersport. They have two children, Perry and Gary. Mr. Mastin’s hobbies are fishing and growing flowers.
  53. MARY ALICE (BARNHART) MARTIN, who has lived more than a century, was born in Gaines Township, Tioga County, Pa., on December 24, 1844, the daughter of Daniel K. and Marietta (Bernauer) Barnhart. She is a member of the Free Will Baptist Church at West Pike and was a trustee of the church and extremely active in church work until 1945. She has always been considered a good neighbor. She has been a member of the Grange and she was president of the cemetery association for many years. She married Stephen Henry Martin, May 16, 1869. He died in 1886. They had nine children, one of whom is living, J. Kent Martin, a dairy farmer in West Pike with whom Mrs. Martin resides. J. Kent married Gertrude Wentworth. They have four children: (1) Warren Brownell Martin, a veteran of World War II with five years’ service in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Westminster Choir School and traveled to Europe with the Choir in 1934. (2) Esther Alice, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, now attending Pennsylvania State College. (3) David Kent, a graduate of Pennsylvania State College and a veteran of World War II with three years’ service as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. (4) Paul Charles, a student at Pennsylvania State College and a veteran of World War II. He has one daughter, Mary Jean. Mrs. Martin’s daughter, Elinor Alice, who died May 17, 1946, was for more than 48 years a teacher and for more than thirty years assistant principal of Galeton High School. She was also prominent and active in the civic and social affairs of the community. Mrs. Martin, at the age of 102, is able to get around in a wheel chair and wash dishes.
  54. NELLIE (LACY) CURRAN, editor-manager of the Leader Dispatch in Galeton, was born in Galeton, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Walsh) Lacy. She attended Galeton schools and was graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo, New York, and from Burns Business School of Buffalo. She was employed as a secretary for Travelers Insurance Company in Buffalo from 1915 to 1917 and as stenographer in the stores department of the B&S Railroad in Galeton from 1917 to 1927. She assumed her present duties in October 1941. She is publicity chairman of Galeton Chapter of American Red Cross, secretary of the Galeton Business and Professional Women’s Club, chairman of the annual fund-raising appeal of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, member of the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association and of National Women’s Press Association. She married, May 14, 1927, Michael J. Curran. (See par. 81). They have one daughter, Patricia, born February 21, 1929, in Williamsport. She is a senior in Galeton High School and is a member of the high school band. She plans to enter Mansfield State Teachers College in September of 1947. She plans to study music.
  55. CARLTON C. GROVER was born November 17, 1871, in Bingham Township, Potter County, the son of Charles H. and Eliza (Raymond) Grover. He has been a prosperous farmer, a successful merchant and an active politician in Potter County for many years. He now resides in Ulysses. He is a member of the Baptist Church and of the Grange. He married, September 21, 1898, H. Emma Kibbe, of Bingham Township, born September 16, 1874, the daughter of George W. and Dorothy (Fuller) Kibbe. The grandparents of both Mr. and Mrs. Grover were pioneer settlers of Potter County. Mrs. Grover is a graduate of Mansfield Normal School and she taught school for several years prior to her marriage. She is a member of the Baptist Church and of W.C.T.U. Children: (1) Gladys Eliza, of Ithaca, new York, a graduate of Ithaca College. She married Walter S. Wollf. They have two children, Jacqueline Mae and Walter Scott. (2) Dorotha, of Homestead Park, a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College, who also attended Columbia University. She married William Jackson. They have three children, Patricia Ann, Robert Arlton and William, Jr. (3) Dewert Greenleaf, a dentist in Elkland, a graduate of Pittsburgh University Dental School. He married Margaret Jennings. (4) Arlton George, principal of the high school in Washington, Pennsylvania, a graduate of Pittsburgh University. He married Winifred Burtch. They have three children, Jarvis Arlton, Sandra and Linda. (5) Eldon Grover, a professor at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Ohio at Athens, Ohio. Mrs. Grover is interested in politics and in W.C.T.U. work. Mr. Grover is interested in politics.
  56. THOMAS H. NANNEY, Master Mechanic of the B&S Railroad, now the B&O Railroad, for more than thirty years, was born in Evansville, Indiana, September 5, 1870, the son of Hiram C. and Hester Ann (Miller) Nanney. He received his early education in Evansville, and has been connected with the railroad mechanical department most of his life. He is a life member of the American Railroad Association, Mechanical Division. He is also a member of Galeton Lodge Number 602 F.&A.M. and Coudersport Consistory. He married, January 15, 1910, Nora Alexander of Evansville, the daughter of Homer and Nancy H. Alexander. Mrs. Nanney has been active for many years in Galeton welfare and American Red Cross work. She is a member of Galeton Chapter Number 53 O.E.S. Mr. Nanney’s hobbies are reading and archaeology. Both Mr. and Mrs. Nanney have travelled extensively.
  57. CLAIR W. STATHAM, merchant and Justice of the Peace in Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania, was born December 16, 1916, the son of Ida (Smith) Statham and the late Carl Statham. His ancestors were among the pioneer settlers of Potter County. He has always made his home in Harrison Valley. After graduating from high school in 1934, he was employed by the Schweitzer store and the Hubbard store and in 1940 he became proprietor of his own general store. In 1941 he was elected Justice of the Peace. In 1931, Mr. Statham became a member of the Baptist Church, a part of the Federated Church of Harrison Valley. Since that time he has been active in church work and has been presented with a certificate licensing him to preach. During the absences of local pastors, he has often preached in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and in the Federated Churches at Potterbrook, Mills and Harrison Valley. He is also Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. Mr. Statham’s hobby is farming. He owns, in partnership with his brother-in-law, Benjamin Truax, a township farm.
  58. LOUIS RAUB was born march 24, 1871, in Renchen, Germany, the son of Louis and Caroline Raub. He received his early education in Germany, coming to America in 1892. He has made his home in Pennsylvania since that date. He owns and operates a large service station in West Pike. He is a member of the Catholic Church. He married January 3, 1894, Amelia Cook, of Lancaster. She was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, November 9, 1870, and came to America in 1888. She is a member of the Catholic Church. They have three children: (1) Hilda (Raub) Davies, who has one son, William, a veteran of World War II. (2) Clara (Raub) Livingston, who has two children, Howard, a veteran of World War II, and Virginia Alice. (3) Otto, a veteran of World War II, who has two sons, John Louis of the U.S. Navy and Thomas Otto. Mr. Raub’s hobbies are hunting and fishing.
  59. ELDYN L. FENNER, drilling contractor and oil producer of Shinglehouse, was born July 22, 1898, in Alfred, New York, the son of H. Edgar and Nina (Locke) Fenner. (See par. 110). He attended Alfred public schools and studied agriculture at Alfred University. He has been a farmer and merchant and, for the past seventeen years, he has also been a drilling contractor. He is a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Alfred, a member of Sharon Lodge Number 598 F.&A.M. and of Coudersport Consistory. He married, November 26, 1925, Helen M. Myrick of Shinglehouse, born January 31, 1901, in Knoxville, the daughter of Isaac N. and Amanda O. (Huber) Myrick. She graduated from Shinglehouse High School and attended Lock Haven Normal School. She is a member of the Methodist Church, Grange, Eulalia Chapter Number 52 O.E.S., and the School Board. She is Secretary of the County Board of School Directors and Past President of the P.T.A. Children: (1) Marjory (Fenner) Lederhouse, of Ransomville, New York, who has two daughters, Carol and Karen. (2) Mary Louise, a student in Shinglehouse High School. (3) H. Edgar, also a student in Shinglehouse High School. Mrs. Fenner’s hobbies are bowling and golf. Mr. Fenner’s hobbies are fishing and golf. 
  60. EMIL ANDREW ZEAMAN, owner and manager of the Germania Hotel in Germania, was born in Germania, January 3, 1879, the son of Wenzle and Anna Zeaman. He was a fireman and engineer of the B&O Railroad for thirty-five years. He returned to Germania in 1932, where he has remained since that date. He is a member of the Moose lodge and of the Locomotive Firemen and Engineer Lodge. He married, September 19, 1902, Mary Collins of LeRoy, New York, the daughter of Jerry and Elizabeth (Ryan) Collins. She is a member of the Catholic Church, W.B.A.M. and Ladies Auxiliary of the Locomotive Firemen and Engineers.
  61. JOSEPH A. ENGLISH, insurance broker and distributor for Investor’s Syndicate of America, Inc., in Coudersport, was born at Olean, New York, September 12, 1911, son of A.J. and Mary (Golden) English. He is a graduate of Coudersport High School and of Slippery Rock State College where he majored in physical education. After his graduation from college, he was associated for two years with the Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Following this, he was County Supervisor for Adult Recreational Education for five years. He then went to his present position which was interrupted for thirty-six months while he was in service in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. While in the Navy, Mr. English served on Admiral Nimitz’ staff and as an officer aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia. Mr. English is a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, the American Legion, V.F.W., Reserve Officer’s Naval Service and Reserve Officer’s Association. On November 7, 1936, he married Wilda L. Haupt, daughter of Wallace H. and Mabel (Shick) Haupt of Coudersport. Mrs. English is a graduate of Tioga High School and she attended Fairfax Hall, Waynesboro, Virginia, and Elmira Business Institute at Elmira, New York. Mr. and Mrs. English have one son, Terrance lee, born January 24, 1940. Mr. English is county chairman of the American Red Cross, First Aid and Water Safety. His hobbies are recreational activities.
  62. EMIL J. KNECHTEL, JR., was born July 22, 1892, in Coudersport, the son of Emil J. and Mary Knechtel. He graduated from Coudersport High School and has been in the grocery business for some years. He has been manager of the Market Basket in Coudersport since 1924. He is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge. He married, May 10, 1913, Edna Roth of Buffalo, New York. She is a member of the Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion. Children: (1) Evelyn (Knechtel) Martin, of Coudersport, born April 15, 1914. She has one son, George. (2) Howard E., of Coudersport, a veteran of World War II, with four years’ service in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army. (3) Lillian M. (Knechtel) Kocher, of Chester, who has three children, Kenneth, Wanita, and Lillian. Mr. Knechtel’s hobbies are fishing, hunting and bowling.
  63. KATHERINE J. REESE was born April 13, 1865, in Lisle, New York, the daughter of Albert A. and Celina (Johnson) Hodskin. She married, first, James B. Benson, son of the Hon. Isaac Benson and Eugenia (Stebbins) Benson, one of the fore-most families of Potter County. Mr. Benson was an attorney. He died May 30, 1897. Children: (1) Eugenia (Benson) Perry. (See par. 16). (2) Frances A. Benson, of Coudersport, born October 2, 1888, in the house that is now the Masonic Consistory. She is a member of Alligewi Chapter of the D.A.R., of Eulalia Chapter of O.E.S., of New Century Club and of Christ Episcopal Church. (3) Eloise (Benson) Cole, of Batavia, New York, born may 9, 1891, a graduate of mechanics Institute. Mrs. Reese married, second, Dr. Francis Gurney Reese, on March 8, 1899. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and from the university’s medical school. He came to Coudersport in 1894, where he practiced medicine until the time of his death, December 4, 1942. In 1914, he completed an advanced course in surgery at the Polyclinic Hospital in New York City. He was a member of the American Medical Association, of Potter County Medical Society, of Sons of the American Revolution and of the Potter County Historical Association. He was also a member of Christ Episcopal Church and was a 33rd degree Mason. They had one son, Dr. Albert G. Reese. (See par. 6). Mrs. Reese is a member of the Alligewi chapter of the D.A.R. and of Christ Episcopal Church.
  64. HOWARD D. MORTON, funeral director of Shinglehouse was born at Randolph, New York, June 4, 1886, the son of W.S. and Etta Morton. He graduated from Great Valley, New York, High School and from Simmons School of Embalming at Syracuse, New York. He is a member of county, state and national funeral directors’ associations. He married Elizabeth M. Martin, of Great Valley, the daughter of Thomas and Fanny Martin. She taught school for several years prior to her marriage. She is a member of St. Theressa Catholic Church. They have one daughter, Bette Jane, who graduated from Shinglehouse High School and from E.J.M. Meyer Hospital in Buffalo, New York.
  65. KATHERINE S. ROOT, of Coudersport, the daughter of Harvey G. and Sabina (Ziefle) Root, was born October 29, 1903, in Wharton. Harvey G. was a partner in Root Bros. Lumbering Business in Potter County, one of the big lumber jobbers of Pennsylvania. He was prominent in the affairs of the community, was a school director and a director in the Citizens Safe Deposit and Trust Company for many years prior to his death. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was active in Consistory work. Katherine attended the Potter County schools and Mechanics Institute at Rochester, New York. She is prominent in civic and social clubs of the community and her hobby is sewing. She finds time and enjoys making dresses for her friends.
  66. MARK L. VAN WEGEN, farmer specializing in potato growing in Hebron Township, was born April 20, 1884, in Hebron Township, the son of Marion F. and Addie (Anson) VanWegen. His grandparents were pioneer settlers of Potter County. He attended Potter County schools. Mr. VanWegen is a member of the Pennsylvania Potato Growers’ Association, director of Potter County Farmers’ Alliance and a member of the Central Grange and of Coudersport Consistory. He attends the Methodist Church. He is a committeeman for the G.L.F. He married, June 1, 1918, Esther Niles of Eulalia Township, the daughter of F.L. and Carrie (Clark) Niles. Mrs. VanWegen is a member of the Methodist Church, of Eulalia Chapter Number 148 O.E.S., of Central Grange, of Farmers’ Alliance and of the W.C.T.U. They have one son, Harold Francis, a student at Alfred University. He is a veteran of World War II. Mr. VanWegen’s hobby is traveling.
  67. VICTOR LOUIS MASON, owner of Mason’s Creamery in Coudersport, was born September 23, 1908, Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Victor Louis and Daisy Comstock (Simons) Mason. Victor Louis, Sr., was a prominent politician and businessman. During the Spanish-American War he was private secretary to the Secretaries of War, R.A. Alger and Elihu Root. He was associated in business with General Alger in Detroit, Michigan. He was also President of N.C. Transcontinental Construction Company and asst. Secretary of the Republican National Committee in charge of the Eastern Division Campaign of 1908. Victor Louis, Jr., received his education in Montclair, New Jersey, High School, City College, New York City and Brooklyn Polytechnic School of Engineering. He worked for the Engineering Department of the Erie R.R., the Penna. R.R. and the Penna. State Highway Department. He is at the present time in the creamery business, manufacturing ice cream and dairy products in Coudersport. He is a member of Coudersport Consistory, 32nd degree Mason. He married Maxine L. Schadenberger, the daughter of Frank and Marie Schadenberger. (See par. 56). She is a member of Christ Episcopal Church and Eulalia Chapter No. 148 O.E.S. They have two children, Victoria Luise and Victor Louis, III.
  68. W. E. KELLY, optometrist with offices in Galeton, Knoxville and Westfield, was born in Thurston, New York, the son of James and Mary Kelly. His early education was received in Campbell, New York. He studied watch making in Philadelphia College of Horology and was in the jewelry business in Galeton for ten years before attending Northern Illinois College of Optometry from which he graduated in 1908. He also took a post graduate course in 1912. He continued in the jewelry and optometry business until 1935, at which time he began devoting his entire time to the practice of optometry. He was watch inspector for many years for the B&S and B&O Railroads. Dr. Kelly attends the Methodist Church and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. He married, July 24, 1888, Eva Zimmerman of Marshland. She was active in the jewelry business and in church work. She died December 24, 1933. He has one daughter, E. Leeta. (See par. 98). Dr. kelly’s hobby is taking automobile trips.
  69. RAYMOND B. WOOD was born May 31, 1871, in East Smithfield, Pa., the son of Francis and Delphine (Campbelle) Wood. He received his education in East Smithfield schools, Rochester Business Institute and Elmira School of Commerce. He was in the dairy business in Bradford County and Wilkes-Barre before coming to Potter County in 1897. He was in the office of the B&S Railroad until 1905 when he became freight and passenger agent at Ansonia and Cross Fork. He came to Galeton in 1910 as freight and passenger agent. He retired in 1933, since which time he has made his home in Galeton. He married, January 25, 1804, Jennie Beach of East Smithfield. She was born March 26, 1874, the daughter of George T. and Edith (Bullock) Beach. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wood are members of the Methodist Church. Their children are: (1) Francis E., born March 19, 1895, now educational director at Viewpoint School near Amenia, New York. He has three children, Rutson, Marilyn and Miriam. (2) Edith (Wood) Menkee, of Akron, Ohio, who is a graduate nurse. She has one daughter, Diane. (3) Lyndon L., born September 16, 1899, who attended Syracuse University. He died October 5, 1931. (4) Leland R., born January 20, 1905, now vocational director at Midland High School. He has two daughters, Penelope and Lynda. (5) Willard B., born April 3, 1911, a veteran of World War II, having served three years in the U.S. Army, now associated with the Star Gazette in Elmira, New York. Mr. Wood’s hobby is gardening and Mrs. Wood’s hobby is music.
  70. MARY JANE (KINNEY) McGOEY was born February 22, 1876, to John W. and Amy (Rennells) Kinney of Blockhouse, Pa., one of the pioneer families of Potter County. She married Matthew M. McGoey, August 6, 1895. He operated a blacksmith shop in Coudersport. He died July 31, 1933. Mrs. McGoey is a member of Park Methodist Church. Children: (1) Gertrude (McGoey) Brewer McGuire, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, a graduate of Bucknell College. She has one son, Thomas Mathew, a veteran of World War II. (2) Ruth (McGoey) Potter, a graduate of Rochester Institute. She has two children, Robert Gordnier and Katharine Mary. (3) Edna Norma (McGoey) Mason of Baltimore, Md., a graduate of George Washington University Hospital. She has two children, Frank E. and Ruth Ann.
  71. EDWARD DOUGLAS FISHER, a farmer specializing in potato culture, was born October 3, 1905, the son of Edward M. and Mildred F. (McKay) Fisher. He attended school in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from High School in Mayville, New York. He studied agriculture at Cornell University and did agricultural work in New York State for six years prior to coming to Potter County in 1930, at which time he was associated with the G.L.F. with whom he remained for five years. He then started farming and potato growing with A.C. Ramseyer of Smithville, Ohio. In 1935, Mr. Fisher purchased abandoned farms in Potter County and since that time has specialized in agriculture, potato growing and the raising of Christmas trees on land otherwise unsuited for agriculture. At the present time, he operates farms consisting of two thousand acres. He has 220,000 Christmas trees planted. He is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, of Eulalia Lodge Number 342 F.&A.M., Coudersport Consistory, Grange, I.O.O.F. and Rotary Club. He is vice-president of Pennsylvania State Potato Growers’ Association and chairman of Soil Conservation in Potter County. On November 29, 1933, he married Mildred Nelson of Coudersport, daughter of A.T. and Viola Nelson. (See par. 8). Mrs. Fisher attended Westbrook Business School in Olean, New York. She is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, of Eulalia Chapter Number 148 O.E.S., New Century Club and of various civic clubs. Children: (1) Douglas Nelson, born January 21, 1935. (2) Rita Marie, born September 3, 1936. (3) Drusilla Lee, born May 18, 1938. (4) Kristine Margaret, born December 18, 1941. Mr. Fisher’s hobby is the study of nature.
  72. DE GROVER VAN DE BOE, regional Scout executive, was born August 23, 1885, in Harrison Township, the son of Carmi D. and Ida (Grover) VanDeBoe. His father was of Holland Dutch and his mother of colonial English ancestry. He graduated from Coudersport High School, the University of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He studied law in Coudersport and was admitted to the bar in 1911. He practiced law in Potter County until 1917, when he entered the U.S. Army as a major in the infantry of the AEF in World War I. He became Boy Scout executive in Harrisburg in 1919 and deputy regional Scout executive over the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and of the District of Columbia in 1926. In 1945, he spent four months making a survey of conditions in Germany relative to a program of activities for German youth. This work was done for the U.S. Military Government. Mr. VanDeBoe and all the members of his family are members of Christ Episcopal Church. He is a 33rd degree mason and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He married, September 16, 1914, Vesta Ella, daughter of William and Eva (Dyke) Thompson. Mrs. VanDeBoe is a graduate of Syracuse University. Children: (1) A son who died in infancy. (2) Gretchen (VanDeBoe) Fesus, of Akron, Ohio, a graduate of Marjory Webster School in Washington, D.C., who was a Red Cross recreational director for blind soldiers during World War II. (3) Evelyn D. (VanDeBoe) Mann, of Lansdowne, Pa., a graduate of West Chester State Teachers’ College. She did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. (4) Wilhelmina (VanDeBoe) Irvine, of State College, a graduate of Marjory Webster School. She was a corporal in the WAC during World War II. Mr. VanDeBoe intends to make his home in Coudersport upon his retirement in 1950. His hobbies are woodcarving and iron work. Mr. VanDeBoe is a brother of Charles C. VanDeBoe. (See par. 79)
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    Deceased  During Publication
    George E. Carroll November 2, 1946
    JJ. Morley, October 5, 1946

    INDEX OF BIOGRAPHIES
     

    NAME- NO.

    Abson, Floyd Edward 4 
    Akeley, Archibald P. 65 
    Allen, William D. 116 

    Baker, Archie Know 68 
    Baldwin, Addie G. (Wolters) 28 
    Barr, Eldon S. 37 
    Bartoo, A. Donald 95 
    Bartoo, Herbert R. 5 
    Berger, James Stanley 39 
    Blish, Frank M., Sr. 84 
    Buck, Lawrence 46 
    Burrous, C. Mat 58 
    Burt, Jessie (Lewis) 85 
    Burt, Mary Louisa (Sheldon) 31 

    Cane, Harry E. 19 
    Carroll, George E. 89 
    Cary, Wesley E. 86 
    Chapman, Norman 43 
    Chappell, Margaret (McGinnis) 23 
    Colcord, Edith (Haskell) 35 
    Covey, Katherine (Knox) 51 
    Cronin, Jeremiah Joseph 92 
    Crosetto, Michael John 75 
    Crowl, Perley E. 109 
    Curran, Michael Joseph 81 
    Curran, Nellie (Lacy) 120 
    Currier, William H. 104 
    Curtis, William Henry 96 

    Daily, Seward Wells 25 
    Deiterich, Florence (Fleshutz) 3 
    Devling, Clyde A. 113 
    Doane, Mary (Cook) (Faulkner) 44 
    DuBois, William Frederick 21 

    Edgcomb, Minnie C. (Tice) 2 
    Elliott, Harry E. 100 
    English, Joseph A. 127 

    Fenner, Eldyn L. 125 
    Fenner, H. Edgar 110 
    Fisher, Edward Douglas 137 

    Gallup, Clayton E. 71 
    Grabe, Birdella (Grant) 107 
    Grabe, George H. 32 
    Green, John Franklin 17 
    Grover, Carlton C. 121 

    Hall, Wrayburn B. 1 
    Hamilton, Dorothy (Cilley) 74 
    Hart, Henry D. 63 
    Harvey, Addie Cornelia (Douglas) 101 
    Haynes, Carrie (Grover) 64 
    Henderson, James L. 29 
    Herrick, Charles A. 73 
    Herrick, Collins Soloman 7 
    Hug, Fanny (Goetz) 20 

    Johnson, Victor E. 90 

    Kapp, Paul Raymond 40 
    Kazmierski, Robert Henry 98 
    Kelly, E. Leeta 134 
    Kelly, W.E. 48 
    Kendig, Frank Wilson 99 
    Kenyon, Howard G. 77 
    Kilbourne, Harry A. 102 
    Knechtel, Emil J., Jr. 128 
    Knight, Ella B. (Kinny) 9 

    Langworthy, Byron L. 11 
    Leete, Rosell H. 67 
    Lewis, Belle (Haskell) 61 
    Lewis, Robert Rathbun 34 
    Lilly, Morton H. 45 
    Lush, S. Lynn 88 
    Lyman, Kittie N. (Thompson) 80 
    Lyman, Robert Ray, Sr. 53 

    Mahaley, John W. 30 
    Martin, Mary Alice (Barnhart) 119 
    Mason, Victor Louis 133 
    Mastin, George A. 118 
    McGoey, Mary Jane (Kinney) 136 
    McLatchie, Arthur W. 97 
    McLaughlin, Robert S. 57 
    Meine, Philip A. 10 
    Michelfelder, Clella (Stevens) 42 
    Miles, Vernal C. 59 
    Miller, Mary Josephine 94 
    Moody, Donald Lee 22 
    Morley, James J. 103 
    Morton, Howard D. 130 
    Mosch, Herman Carl 26 
    Mulkin, Kenneth H. 87 

    Nanney, Thomas H. 122 

    Nelson, Almeron Taggert 8 
    Nichols, Ade F. 105 

    O’Connell, Francis M. 62 

    Patterson, Coletta D. (Dunn) 15 
    Pearsall, John S. 93 
    Perry, Eugenia Celina (Benson) 16 
    Pfeiffer, W. S. 112 
    Potter, Lettie (Gordnier) 60 

    Raub, Louis 124 
    Reese, Albert G. 6 
    Reese, Katherine J. 129 
    Rennells, Cora Elizabeth 14 
    Reynolds, Frank W. 24 
    Richards, Robert Wayne 35 
    Root, Katherine S. 131 
    Rosenbloom, S. Joseph 49 
    Rumsey, David Noah 36 

    Sawyer, Sheil Bond 12 
    Schadenberger, Frank H. 56 
    Shutt, Howard Neefe 114 
    Selt, Jenny (Dykeman) 47 
    Shear, William Albert 41 
    Simendinger, Raymond L. 72 
    Sinon, John T. 33 
    Smith, Howard R. 27 
    Spencer, Ada (Raymond) 76 
    Statham, Clair W. 123 
    Stevens, Lena E. 70 
    Stocum, Louis G. 18 
    Stone, John F. 91 
    Straley, Rudolph C. 54 
    Straw, Bert 108 
    Sullivan, James L. 66 

    Thomas, J. Philip 117 
    Todd, Chester Warren 115 

    VanDeBoe, Charles C. 79 
    VanDeBoe, De Grover 138 
    VanWegen, Mark L. 132 
    Voorhees, Lee Arthur 78 

    Wagner, Wilbur A. 82 
    Wallgren, Andrew Bennett 52 
    Weimer, Major 50 
    Wells, John Walter 38 
    Wells, Walter Pierre 111 
    Wentworth, Margaret (Schutt) 106 
    Wenzel, Gilbert Lee 83 
    White, Mark R. 13 
    Wood, Raymond B. 135 
    Woodard, Ina (Harlow) 69 

    Zeaman, Emil Andrew 124


     
     
     

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