Biography of Willaim Tobey
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WILLIAM TOBEY, lumber manufacturer, Kellettville, Penn., was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., August 9, 1825, a son of Alden and Bloomey (Rugg) Tobey, of Vermont. Mr. Tobey remained on the homestead until thirty years of age, when he engaged in lumbering in Cattaraugus and adjoining counties. In April, 1856, he went to McKean county, Penn., and acted as superintendent for a lumber firm, for five years, and afterward went to Warren county, where he remained four years, and from there he came to Balltown, Forest county, where he operated the lumber mill for Howe & Co. In 1867 he settled upon his present homestead, and has since had charge of the Buck mills. Mr. Tobey was first married in 1849, to Jane Mason, of Cattaraugus county, N. Y., by whom he had four children: Darius, pastor of the Free Methodist Church in Franklin, Penn.; Kate, Mrs. Jas. T. Brennan, in Tionesta; Nettie, Mrs. Pat. Normill, in Tionesta, Penn., and Hattie L. In 1887 Mr. Tobey was again married, on this occasion, to Mrs. Mary Ann Catlin. He affiliates with the Democratic party, and has filled various township offices. 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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