Biography of John R. Osgood
Forest County, PA Biographies





JOHN R. OSGOOD, lumber jobber and justice of the peace, Newtown Mills, was born at Newtown Mills, Penn., July 28, 1858, a son of Hiram and Christiana (Shelus) Osgood. John Osgood, the grandfather of John R. and who was a miller by occupation, settled in Kingsley township, Forest Co., Penn., about the year 1834. Hiram Osgood, who was a lumberman and farmer, died in January, 1880; his widow still survives him. John R. Osgood was educated at the township schools, and has always been engaged in jobbing lumber. He married, September 6, 1883, Miss Annie, daughter of Seibert Burhen, of Kingsley township, and they have one child, Katie May. Politically, Mr. Osgood is a Republican, and has ifiled various township offices. In February, 1889, he was elected. justice of the peace. He is a member of Tionesta Lodge, No. 369, I. O. O. F.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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