Biography of Philander L. Pettengill
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Pettengill, Philander L., was born in Tioga County, N. Y., June 10, 1831. The family moved to Bradford County, Pa., in 1832. He acquired his education in the public schools and in 1856 began his railway life. In 1872 he assumed the position of conductor on the Northern Central Railroad. October 16, 1862, he married Mary M., daughter of John F. and Phebe C. Gillette, of Bradford County, Pa., and they have one son, John G., a telegraph operator for the same company. The family have resided in Elmira for eighteen years. Mr. Pettengill's father, Samuel, was born in Vermont and married Sally C. Taylor, of the same State. Their five children were Samuel B., Sally E., Dorcas M., Lorena M., and Philander L.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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