Biography of P. A. Stebbins & Brother
Potter County, PA Biographies

P. A. STEBBINS & BRO., general merchants, Coudersport. This well known house has been in trade for many years, and its members are known far and wide as enterprising and reliable dealers. Their annual sales are very heavy, and their operations in general merchandise cover every line except hardware and drugs. Their store is a double one, with a large store room in the rear. The front is of plate glass, and the interior of the store is conveniently arranged for the careful inspection of goods. The three leading departments are dry goods, groceries and boots and shoes. In dry goods the firm handle every texture, from the finest fabrics to substantial goods for common wear. Elegant novelties and ladies' fine dress goods are displayed in connection with the sober colors of coarse textures, suitable for hard service. In boots and shoes the firm carry lines of ladies' and gentlemen's wear of the leading makes, and can give satisfaction to parties in search of a fancy shoe or a heavy boot; all styles and sizes are kept. In groceries, extra select lots of teas and coffees are carried; in fact, their whole stock of family groceries has been selected with great care, and can be depended upon in actual use. The firm are also known as exporters of ginseng, and their transactions in this article foot up to many thousands of dollars. Their establishment is a model one, and their trade is exceptionally large. Both members of the firm are good business men.

P. A. Stebbins, Jr., was prothonotary of the county for a term, and is the present superintendent of the fire department of the borough. C. A. Stebbins is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, and of Coudersport Chapter.


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


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