Biography of Philander D. Hawley
Potter County, PA Biographies

PHILANDER D. HAWLEY, proprietor of the Hawley House, Shingle. house, was born in Bingham township, Potter Co., Penn., May 9, 1849, a son of Salmon and Salaria L. (Canaan) Hawley His paternal grandfather was James Hawley, and his great grandfather was Solomon Hawley, both natives of Connecticut, who settled in Bingham township in 1827, where James Hawley erected a grist mill (probably the first mill in Potter county), which, with his eldest son, Philander, he conducted for several years, and it was afterward operated by the latter until his death in 1851. The children of James Hawley were six: Philander, Abigail, Salmon, LemanyMarilla (Mrs. Henry Hurlbut) and Caroline (Mrs. William S. Burdick). Of these Salmon, father of our subject, was a physician, began practice at Ellisburg, this county, and later was at Oswayo, where he died August 18, 1855. His children were Josephine O. (Mrs. Henry Park), Philander D and Salmon B. The subject of this sketch was reared in Oswayo, this county, and for a number of years worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade. He then followed the occupation of a miller for six years, and since 1881 has been a successful practitioner of veterinary surgery. He was the proprietor of the Lee House, sway, from January, 1882, until April 1, 1883. In 1885 he purchased the hotel property at Shinglehouse, which he has since successfully conducted. March 15, 1870, he married Emma C., daughter of George and Mary A. (Bryant) Crouch, natives of England, who settled in Hebron, this county, in 1855. Mr. and Mrs. Hawley are the parents of two children, S. Belle and George C. Mr. Hawley is widely and favorably known in Potter and adjoining counties. and is a popular landlord. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and of the Equitable Aid Union. In politics he is a stanch Republican.

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

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