Biography of Charles A. Gilbert
Potter County, PA Biographies

CHARLES A. GILBERT. lumberman, P. 0. Elmer, was born in Palmyra. N. Y., September 26, 1841, a son of George and Philena (Durfee) Gilbert, who settled in Harrison township in 1852. He was reared in Steuben county, N. Y., and Potter county, Penn., his parents coming here when he was eleven years old. Hem was in the Civil war, enlisting September 1, 1861, in Company G, Forty sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was honorably discharged, on account of disability, in December of the same year. In January, 1864, he again enlisted, this time in Company L. Fiftieth New York Engineers, and was in the following named battles: front of Petersburg. Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and others, and was honorably discharged. June 27, 1865. After the war he operated a shingle mill at West field. Tioga county, one year; engaged in farming two years, and then embarked in the lumber business in Clearfield county, where he remained two years. He then engaged in farming at Clymer, Tioga county, for three years. In 1881 he embarked in the lumber business at Elmer, in which he has since successfully continued. He was married March 11, 1866, to Mary, daughter of Harvey and Sarah (Potter) Metcalf, of Westfield, Penn., and they have two children, James F. and Josie A. Mr. Gilbert is a prominent lumberman. He is a member of the G. A. R., and in politics is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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