Biography of Knapp R. Hodskin
Potter County, PA Biographies

KNAPP R. HODSKIN, clothier, Coudersport, son of Albert A. and Salina (Johnson) Hodskin, was born at Lisle, Broome Co., N. Y., January 27, 1831. His parents, who were natives of New York, removed to Potter county, Penn., locating at Coudersport, where the father was associated with C. S. Jones as dealers in general merchandise, in which business Mr. Hodskin still remains. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Hodskin are as follows: Knapp R., Fannie (now Mrs. James L. Knox), Julius D. (now the main spoke in the wheel of the "regulator," being engaged as clerk in his father's store, also doing business for himself outside), and Kittie J. (now Mrs. James B. Benson). Of these, Knapp R., at the early age of fifteen years, became an employe of A. J. Crandall, of Binghampton, N. Y., as hotel clerk. He then entered the stores of Harry Lyon and Aaron Sloss, both dealers in clothing and gents' furnishing goods. He then worked for Abel Bennett & Co., traveling for that house six months in the year, and remaining in the retail store the rest of the time; afterward became traveling salesman for the house of Marks & Clark, wholesale grocery and provision dealers. He later erected a building at Bolivar, and embarked in the clothing and gents' furnishing business for himself, but came to Coudersport in 1882, where he first occupied the store now used by William Shear, and during that year removed to the store he now occupies on Second street, in the A. B. Crowel block, opposite the court house. In two or three years Mr. Hodskin discontinued business, and became an employe of E. L. Dickinson, of Corning, jobbers and wholesale dealers in confectionery. November 9, 1887, he severed his connection with that house, and April 1, 1888, resumed business in his old store at Coudersport, as dealer in clothing and gents' furnishing goods. November 9, 1882, Mr. Hodskin married Martha L. Goodsell. At present he is secretary of Coudersport Lodge, No. 815, I. O. O. F. Politically he affiliates with the Republican party.


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


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