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and Ladder Company, and is serving the first term of three years as auditor of the borough. Politically he is a Democrat.
ROGERS & FRANKLIN, dry goods merchants, Eldred. E. S. Rogers is a native of Holland, N. Y., where he was reared and received his early school training. His commercial education was obtained at Bryant & Stratton's Business College, Buffalo, N. Y. He began his business life as a clerk in a general store in his native town, and later was employed in a wholesale house in Buffalo, N. Y. In 1885 he embarked in his present business in Eldred, in which he has since continued.
C. W. Franklin was born in Tiffin, Ohio, was reared in Jackson, Miss., where he received an academic education, and took a commercial course at Bryant & Stratton's Business College in Buffalo, N. Y. He began his business career as a clerk in a general store in Salamanca, N. Y., and later was engaged in the same capacity at Corfu, same State. In 1883 he located at Eldred, and here formed a partnership with E. S. Rogers in the dry goods business, which they have since successfully continued. They are wide-awake, enterprising young men, and have built up a lucrative trade as proprietors of the only exclusive dry goods store of that place. Mr. Franklin married in June, 1886, Miss Carrie L. Chadeayne, of Corfu, N. Y. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, of the F. & A. M. and Knights of Pythias; is one of the auditors of the borough of Eldred. In politics he is a Republican, and is inspector of election.
THOMAS L. SARTWELL, druggist, Eldred, was born in Smethport, McKean Co., Penn., May 21, 1852, a son of Roswell and Mary A. (Chapin) Sartwell. He was reared and educated in Smethport, and for a time was engaged as a drug clerk at Port Allegany, Penn. In 1878 he embarked in the drug business at Eldred, but his store was soon after destroyed by fire. He again began the same business, however, in 1879, with Dr. Shaw as a partner, and the same year was appointed deputy sheriff under his father, Roswell Sartwell (then sheriff of McKean county), serving three years—1879-81. Mr. Sartwell moved to Smethport to take charge of his office, remaining there until his return to Eldred in 1882, in which year he purchased his partner's interest in the drug business, which he has since successfully conducted alone. Thomas L. Sartwell was married in December, 1881, to Clara B., daughter of R. A. and Hannah A. (Farnsworth) Corbett. of Jamestown, N. Y., and they have one son, Roswell C. Mr. Sartwell is a prominent and influential citizen and business man; is a member of the F. & A. M. and of the I. O. 0. F. He is a Democrat, and has held many official positions in the borough of Eldred.
SIMON & DOERR, bottlers, Eldred, came to Eldred from Buffalo, N. Y., in 1886, and embarked in business as bottlers of ale, lager and soft drinks, succeeding Snyder & Joseph in the business, which was established in September, 1878, by J. Kurup, who sold to M. Gt. Barten, who in turn was succeeded by the firm of Barton & Snyder. Messrs. Simon & Doerr, though young men, are well experienced in their business, and have built up a flourishing trade extending throughout McKean, Potter and Cameron counties; they also have a large business connection in New York State.
C. M. SLACK, justice of the peace, Eldred, was born in Broome county, N. Y., March 17, 1842, and is a son of William R. and Nancy (Counselman) Slack. William R. Slack, who settled in Eldred township in 1844, was a farmer and lumberman by occupation, and during the war of the Rebellion he served as a soldier in the Fifty-eighth P. V. I., sixteen months; he died in Eldred township. C. M. Slack located in that township in 1851, and here received a limited common-school education. October 11, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fifty-eighth P. V. I., and after serving thirteen months in same was transferred to Company D, Fourth United States Light Artillery. After serving two and one-half years in this, he re-enlisted for three years, and was honorably discharged March 28, 1867, after five and one-half years' faithful service; after his return from the army he engaged in farming in Eldred township. Mr. Slack was married October 5, 1867, to Matilda, daughter of Nehemiah and Nancy (Rockwell) Moody, of Broome county, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Slack have been blessed with nine children: Mildred M. (Mrs. George Dunbar), Oscar N., Charles W., Hiram W., Ethel A., Stella A., Robert A.. David A. and Raymond E. Mr. Slack has served as constable of Eldred, ten years: collector, four years, and is now serving his first term as justice of the peace. He is a member of the G. A. R. and of the Sons of Veterans. In politics he is a stanch Republican.
JOSEPH STULL, farmer, P. O. Larrabee, was born in Eldred township, McKean Co.. Penn., April 21, 1826, a son of Joseph and Delinda (Brewer) Stull. Joseph, Sr., was a native of New Jersey, and settled in what is now Eldred township, McKean county, in 1812; cleared and improved the farm now owned by Henry Plummer, and died in the township at the ripe old age of eighty-nine years, ten months and fourteen days. He had eleven children: Alma (Mrs. Lynds Dodge), Abraham B., John, Abigail (Mrs. Joseph Deloug), Camilla (Mrs. John L. Daniels), Caleb B., Laurinda H. (Mrs. Arthur Young), Mary D. (Mrs. John Nolan), Jerome K., George R. and Joseph. Joseph Stall. Jr., was reared in Eldred, where he has always resided, and since 1857 has lived on his present farm, most of which he cleared and improved. He married twice. His first wife was Lucinda, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Southard, of Eldred township, and to them were born two children: Favoretta (Mrs. George L. Robinson) and Cameron H. His second wife was Adaline E. Payne, of Eldred. In politics Mr. Stull is a Republican. He is a member of the Free Methodist Church.
THOMAS C. WAINMAN, lumberman, Eldred, is a native of Ossian, Livingston Co., N. Y., and son of Thomas and Hannah (Dent) Wainman, natives of England, who came to America about 1828, and settled in Grove, Allegany (now Livingston) Co., N. Y., and later removed to Ossian, residing thereuntil their death. Our subject was reared in Livingston county, N. Y., where he received a limited education in the common schools. He began life as a farmer in his native county, and afterward followed boating for five years on the Erie and Genesee valley canals. In 1863 he settled in Eldred, where he has since resided and is doing an extensive business in lumbering. In 1859 he married Cordelia L., daughter of Hiram and Cordelia Foster, of Livingston county, N. Y., and by her had eight children who grew to maturity: Mary (Mrs. Ephraim G. Piper), Ella (deceased), Ida (Mrs. E. A. Barden, deceased), Fannie. Horatio (deceased baby), Carrie (deceased), Floyd and Edith. Mrs. Cordelia L. Wainman departed this life July 15, 1885, and in 1887 Mr. Wainman married Emma M., daughter of Ozro and Celestine Carpenter, of Eldred. Mr. Wainman is a prominent citizen and representative business man of Eldred. Politically he was formerly a Republican, but is now a stanch advocate of prohibition.
J. C. WELCH, druggist, Eldred, was born in Ceres township, McKean Co., Penn., February 16, 1857, and is a son of Martin and Bridget (Biggins) Welch, natives of County Mayo, Ireland, and pioneers of Ceres township, where they cleared and improved a farm. The father is now deceased, but the mother survives. His paternal grandfather was Patrick Welch, also a pioneer of Ceres township. Martin Welch reared the following named children: James E., John C., Mary A. (Mrs. John Shea), Maggie E., Alice and Thomas. Our subject was reared in his native township, and educated at Portville (N. Y.) High School and Olean (N. Y.) Academy. He began life as clerk in the drug store of Drs. Follett & Bartlett, and later with Dr. Cone, of Olean, N. Y., where he was employed four years. In 1881 he located in Eldred and embarked in the drug business, which he has since continued, and been very successful. In 1881 he married Clara M., daughter of Bernard and Mary Ball, of Olean, N. Y., and they have one son, Louis J. Mr. Welch is now serving his second term as councilman of Eldred borough. He is a member of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association and Catholic Church; politically he is a Democrat.
C. Y. WHITE, postmaster, Eldred, was born in Coudersport, Penn., July 15, 1849, a son of Miles and Adeline (Crittenden) White. His paternal grandfather, Austin White, a native of Vermont, who was reared in Albany, N. Y., was a pioneer physician of Harrison township, Potter Co., Penn., where he practiced his profession for many years; he died at Keating Summit, in Keating township, Potter county; his children were DeWitt O, Esther (Mrs. Stathan), Fanny (Mrs. Henry Nelson), Miles and Harriet (Mrs. George Lewis). The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was Harry Crittenden, a pioneer lumberman and farmer of Potter county, and a very active man up to the time of his death, which occurred when he was over eighty years of age. Miles White was reared in Potter county, followed farming to some extent, and was for years engaged in the hotel business at Keating Summit and Coudersport, dying at the latter place in May, 1887. He was twice married, and by his first wife there was one son, C. Y. By his second wife, nee Margaret Hackett, he had three children: Carrie M., Mylert and Mackey. C. Y. White was reared in Coudersport and vicinity until fifteen years of age. He then located in Cameron county, where he resided until 1879, when he removed to Eldred, and here embarked in the grocery business, which he continued in four years, after which he engaged in the oil business as a producer. He was appointed postmaster at Eldred in May, 1888, which office he now holds. Mr. White married Lowaty, daughter of Matthew and Hannah (Burt) McDowell, of Potter county, and they have three children: Harry L., A. G. and Margery. Our subject is a member of the Masonic fraternity; politically he is a Democrat.
WILLIAM A. WILMARTH, farmer, P. O. Eldred, was born in Eldred township, McKean Co., Penn., February 24, 1838, a son of Nelson and Matilda (Morris) Wilmarth. His maternal grandfather, John Morris, was among the pioneers of Eldred township. The subject of this sketch was reared in the family of William Lamphier, of Eldred township, and his educational advantages were limited to a few terms in the common school. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, served three years, and was honorably discharged from the service in January, 1865. He then returned to Eldred township, and in 1867 purchased the farm he now occupies, a part of which he cleared, erecting his present residence. April 11, 1869, he married Lillian, daughter of T. Thompson and Mary (Rice) Carpenter, of Eldred township, and they have three children: Eva, Mabel and Bertha. Mr. Wilmarth is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic; politically he is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1861.
W. E. WTINDSOR, farmer, P. O. Larrabee, was born in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., September 29, 1832, a son of Samuel and Phebe (Wright) Windsor. His maternal grandfather was Rensselaer Wright, a pioneer of Eldred township, and the first sheriff of McKean county. W. E. Windsor removed with I
his mother to Eldred in 1837, and was reared in that town and in Portville. In 1860 he settled in Eldred township, where he has since resided, and cleared and improved the farm he now occupies. December 31,1853, he married Fannie E., daughter of Daniel and Hannah (Ferrington) Childs, of Eldred, and they have had five children: Frank A., Charles A. (deceased), William E. Mc., Walter W. and Ada T. R. Mr. Windsor is one of Eldred township's substantial farmers and citizens. He has held the office of constable and collector five years in succession, and politically he is a Democrat.
LEWIS WINDSOR, farmer* P. O. Coryville, was born in Franklinville, N. Y., March 28, 1834, a son of Samuel and Phebe (Wright) Windsor, who were among the pioneers of Eldred township, McKean Co., Penn. His maternal grandfather was Rensselaer Wright, the first sheriff of McKean county. Lewis Windsor was reared in Eldred from three years of age, where he has since resided. October 15, 1857, he married Deborah, daughter of Nehemiah and Nancy (Rockwell) Moody, of Eldred township, and they have four children: Lewis E., Drew, Amulette and Phebe. In 1858 Mr. Windsor settled on the farm he now occupies in Eldred township, all of which he cleared and improved. He was in the war of the Rebellion, enlisting March 27, 1804, in Company D, Fourth United States Artillery, participated in several engagements, and was honorably discharged in 1867, after three years' service. He is a representative citizen; politically he is an advocate of prohibition.
EDGAR C. WOLCOTT (deceased) was born in Eldred, Penn., March 6, 1843, a son of John and Rhoda (Brainard) Wolcott. John Wolcott was a native of Massachusetts, of Puritan stock, and was among the first pioneer lumbermen to locate in Eldred township, where he cleared and improved a farm. He reared a family of seven children: Lydia (Mrs. Ashley Calhoun), Charles, Aaron, Betsey (Mrs. Myron Barton), Ruth (Mrs. Horace Merriman), Edgar C. and Lottie (Mrs. E. Middaugh). John Wolcott died in 1851. Edgar C. was reared and educated in Eldred, where he has always resided, and for twenty years was engaged extensively in the lumber business; he also conducted a large general merchandise business in Eldred for fifteen years, to which A. N. Squires was admitted as a partner in October, 1885, since which time the business has been conducted under the firm name of E. C. Wolcott & Co. September 2, 1888, Mr. Wolcott was taken ill with Bright's disease, and was a great sufferer for the remaining fourteen months of his life. He died November 2, 1889, at the age of forty-six years and eight months, after a life of uprightness and industry. Together with his large business interests Mr. Wolcott owned at the time of his decease a large farm in Eldred township, of which he was himself overseer. During the war of the Rebellion he enlisted, October 10, 1861, in Company H, Fifty-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was honorably discharged from the service February 12, 1864. Mr. Wolcott was married March 21,1866, to Celestia, daughter of Alonzo and Jane fDimmick) Shaw, of Eldred, Penn., and they became the parents of five children: Myrtie, Jennie, Nellie, Bertha and Edgar C. Mr. Wolcott was a prominent and influential business man, and a leading citizen of Eldred. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and in politics he was a stanch Republican.
LEWIS J. WRIGHT, farmer, Eldred, was born in Eldred, McKean Co., Penn., October 25, 1833, a son of Rensselaer and Sally (Moore) Wright. His paternal grandfather, James Wright, who was among the first settlers of Eldred, cleared and improved a farm within the present limits of the borough, and died a few years after his arrival. His children were Rensselaer, William and McCague. The father of our subject and his family were the eighth family to settle in McKean county, removing here from Delaware county, N. Y., and clearing the farm now occupied by John Cotton and Lewis J. Wright. He was the first sheriff of McKean county, served as county commissioner several terms, and for many years was a justice of the peace in Eldred. His children were eleven in number: Phebe (who married Samuel Windsor, and for her second husband John Stull), Patty (Mrs. Edick Wright), John, James, Maria (Mrs. Russell Miller), Phelps, Sally (Mrs. Nathan Palmer), Nelson, Carroll, George and Lewis J. Lewis J. Wright was reared on the old homestead, where he has always resided. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nehemiah and Nancy (Rockwell) Moody, of Eldred, and (they have two children living: Genevieve (Mrs. Dr. It. J. Sharp) and F. Milton. Mr. Wright is a leading farmer and citizen of Eldred. In politics he is a Republican.
EDICK J. WRIGHT, farmer, P. O. Eldred, was born in Eldred township, McKean Co., Penn., April 22, 1844, a son of John M. and Editha H. (Moses) Wright. His paternal grandfather was Rensselaer Wright, a pioneer of Eldred township, and first sheriff of McKean county, a son of James Wright, also a pioneer of Eldred. John M. Wright was a farmer and lumberman by occupation. He reared a family of four children: William, Edick • J., Nelson (deceased) and John M. Edick J. Wright was reared on the old homestead where he was born, and which he now owns and occupies. He received a common-school education, and after attaining manhood engaged in farming and lumbering, which he has since successfully followed. In February, 1865, he married Lucinda Willard, a daughter of Dr. Willard, of Friendship, N. Y., and they have three children: Nelson B., John E. and Nellie L. Mr. Wright is a representative farmer and citizen of Eldred. He is a member of the Knights of Labor, and politically he is a Republican.
W. A. YOUNG, of the firm of Young & Grove, dealers in hardware and house furnishing goods, Eldred. is a native of Genesee, Allegany Co, N. Y., where he was reared and educated. Mr. Young came to McKean county, Penn., in 1868, locating in Smethport. In 1870 he removed to Eldred, where he was engaged for one year as a clerk in the store of the Hon. A. T. Barden, with whom he formed a partnership which lasted five years. In 1876 Mr. Young embarked in his present business, which he successfully conducted alone until March, 1888, when W. W. Grove became associated with him as a- partner, the firm name being Young & Grove. Mr. Young is a wide-awake, enterprising business man and influential citizen, and has served one term as commissioner of McKean county, taking an active interest in all local affairs. In politics he is a Democrat.
G. B. YOUNG, physician, Eldred, was born in Farmers Valley, McKean Co., Penn., December 21, 1859, a son of Arthur and Lorinda (Stull) Young. Mr. Young was reared and educated in the common schools of his native county and at Alfred University, Alfred Centre, Allegany Co., N. Y. In 1882 he began the study of medicine, apd in the fall of 1883 entered Bellevue Medical College, New York City, where he was graduated in the spring of 1886. In May, 1886, he located in Eldred, where he has built up a large and successful practice. The Doctor is a member of the McKean County Medical Society, and of the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is a Republican.
C. C. AMALONG, oil producer, Duke Centre, was born in Fayette county, Penn., February 15, 1847, son of Christopher and Mary Amalong, Pennsylvania Germans. He was reared and educated in his native county, and at the