Biography of John Olney
Potter County, PA Biographies

JOHN OLNEY, dealer in agricultural implements, Harrison Valley, was born in Berkshire, Tioga Co., N. Y., June 12, 1836, a son of Orman and Lydia (White) Olney, who settled in Harrison township, in 1852, on the farm now owned by Mr. Olney, most of which they cleared and improved, and lived there until their death. Orman Olney was twice married. His first wife was Tabitha Clark, by whom he had two children: Charlotte (Mrs Horace Miller) and David C. His second wife was Lydia White, by whom he had three children: Dan, Oliver W. and John. John Olney was sixteen years old when he came with his parents to Harrison township, and has since lived in the township, and for many years was engaged in farming. In 1884 he embarked in the hardware trade at Harrison Valley, in which he continued five years, and since the spring of 1889 has been dealing in agricultural implements. January 22, 1863, he married Sarah A., daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Copley) Haynes, of Harrison township. Mr. Olney is a prominent citizen. He 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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