Biography of Alonzo B. Maines
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ALONZO BIGLER MAINES, who is well known to hotel men in Clearfield county as the proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, at Karthaus, Pa., one of the oldest hostelries in this part of the state, was born in Karthaus township, Clearfield county, near the Clinton county line, February 6, 1856, and is a son of John Thomas and Mary Jane (Miller) Maines.

The Maines family is an old and honored one in Clearfield county, where the grandfather of Alonzo B. Maines settled at an early date; while on his mother's side Mr. Maines is descended from a highly respected family of Center county. John Thomas Maines was reared in Clinton county, and as a young man gained a wide reputation in that section as a timber hewer, being considered one of the best in the country. Later he engaged in lumbering and farming, and he is still hale and hearty in spite of his seventy eight years and lives at Pottersdale with his wife, who has passed the seventy two year mark. Mr. Maines is a Democrat in politics. His wife attends the Methodist Episcopal church. To Mr. and Mrs. Maines there were born eight children: Alonzo Bigler; Telitha Ellen, who married John McGarvey of Bellefonte; Alma, who married Frank Condriet of Karthaus township; Libbie, who married Fred Moody of Lock Haven; J. Cameron, who resides in Pottersdale; Albert Hamlin, who lives in Grass Flat; Iva, who married George Brown of Clarence; and Lillie, who married Fred Carey and is living at home with her parents at Pottersdale.

Alonzo Bigler Maines was reared in Karthaus township, and there attended the local schools. As a young man he engaged in lumbering and farming, and for about eight years carried on a butchering business while living on a farm. To some extent he also followed rafting down the river to Lock Haven, and for one year after locating in Karthaus he lumbered for George Dimeling. Mr. Maines owned a farm property at Pottersdale until shortly after buying the old Eagle Hotel stand from Fred Mosebarger in December, 1902, and he has since conducted this well known hostelry as a first class house.

Mr. Maines was married to Martha DeHass, who was born in Elk county, Pa., daughter of David DeHass, and to this Union there were born nine children: Edgar Leslie, born May 10, 1877, who married Miss Lizzie Chatham and lives in Ossining; Ora E., born August 31, 1878, who married Charles Potter of Portage, Pa.; Boyd L., born December 30, 1879, who died January 28, 1880; Alfred Leroy, born December 11, 1882, who married Miss Minnie Moses and has a son, A. B.; Ferdinand, born December 28, 1883, who married Miss Maude Briel and has two children, Clare and Gard; Bessie DeLorence, born March 9, 1887, who married Raymond Meeker of Karthaus; Rhoda Belle, born May 22, 1888, who married Nathan Reese of Youngstown, Ohio; Ward Lester, born February 9, 1890, who is an operator of Karthaus; and John Guy, who was born April 3, 1894. The mother of the above mentioned children died June 13, 1902, and Mr. Maines was again married, February 26, 1903, to Miss Ellen Elizabeth Conway, who was born in Karthaus township, daughter of Hugh and Mary Ellen (Kane) Conway, the former a native of Karthaus township and the latter of Lancaster county. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Maines: June Elzora, born July 5, 1904; and Beulah Fay, born March 15, 1906.

Mrs. Maines is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, while her husband is a .libera! supporter of all church and charitable movements. Fraternally he is connected with the P. O. S. of A. and the Red Men, holding membership in DuBois and Wiliiarnsport.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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