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|Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:45 pm Post subject: Knapp R. Hodskin, Coudersport, Potter Co.
|From Beer's History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter,
PA. Page 1155
KNAPP R. HODSKIN, clothier, Coudersport, son of Albert A. and Salina
(Johnson) Hodskin, was born at Lisle, Broome Co., N. Y., January 27, 1851.
His parents, who were natives of New York, removed to Potter county,
Penn., locating at Coudersport, where the father was associated with C. S.
Jones as dealers in general merchandise, in which business Mr. Hodskin
still remains. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Hodskin are as follows:
Knapp R., Fannie (now Mrs. James L. Knox), Julius D. (now the main spoke
in the wheel of the "regulater," being engaged as clerk in his father' s store,
also doing business for himself outside), and Kittie J. (now Mrs. James B.
Benson). Of these Knapp R , at the early age of fifteen years, became an
employee of A. J. Crandall of Binghampton, N. Y., as hotel clerk. He then
entered the stores of Harry Lyon and Aaron Sloss, both dealers in clothing
and gents' furnishing goods He then worked for Abel Bennett & Co., traveling
for that house six months in the year and remaining in the retail store the
rest of the time, afterward became traveling salesman for the house of Marks
& Clank, whole sale grocery and provision dealers. He later erected a
building at Bolivar and embarked in the clothing and gents' furnishing
business for himself but came to Coudersport in 1882 where he first
occupied the store now used by William Shear, and during that year
removed to the store he now occupies on Second street in the A B Crewel
block, opposite the court-house In two or three years Mr. Hodskin
discontinued business, and became an employee of E. L. Dickinson of
Corning jobbers and wholesale dealers in confectionery, November 9, 1887
he severed his connection with that house and April 1, 1888, resumed
business in his old store at Coudersport, as dealer in clothing and gents'
furnishing goods November 9, 1882, Mr. Hodskin married Martha L Goodsell.
At present he is secretary of Coudersport Lodge, No 815,) I. O. O. F,
Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.
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