Scanned and OCR'd by
Purchase of Book for presentation
Since my Copy was missing its map,
Compiling a book of this character is supremely more of a task than one at first thought would allow.
Between the covers of this book, nearly 35,000 names appear, then would it be surprising if some of them are found to be spelled incorrectly?
Tioga County's population is approximately 50,000. We have aimed to secure correct information regarding all over seventeen years of age, but of course, it is probable that some names are missing.
Owing to the time required to make the canvass of the County, many changes have taken place, these have been corrected as far as possible up to date, that is January 1st, 1909, but, of course, it has been impossible to secure all changes, so you will find, perchance, that some names appear of those who have moved to another place (some have departed this life) and doubtless some of the fairer sex have changed their name.
Fourteen months has been consumed in securing the information herein contained.
We have been ably assisted by Mr. F. S. Andrews, of Wellsboro.
The names were typewritten from original manuscript by Miss Lillian M. Wheeland, of Morris Run.
Would recognize and thank the two hundred business men who, by their patronage of our advertising pages have made it possible to present this work at such a reasonable price.
We consider that we have, and present you, herewith, "The Best Directory of Tioga County Possible to Produce."
Thanking all for their kindly treatment, their willingness in answering the pertinent questions, and the ready co-operation which our efforts have received, we leave the work to obtain for itself that favor, which earnest endeavor ever achieves.
H. R. ANDERSON. (1908)
I would add to Mr. Anderson's preface, that in additon to the errors found in the original directory, a few additional ones may enter these pages as a result of faulty Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and the failure to catch those errors in proofing and editing (JMT). We trust that you will be tolerant of any imperfections that result.
The Map that is supposed to be inside the back cover, is missing from this copy.
My thanks to Barb Conrad for sharing with me the cost of obtaining this book for presentation on this site. Mr. Anderson, who prided himself on the "reasonable price" of his book, would be amazed at the entirely unreasonable price one has to pay for it now. He'd probably also be amazed at the number of us who still want to see his nearly century old publicattion
Joyce M. Tice (2001)
| Abbreviations 9
Alphabetical Index of Advertisers 10
Area of Tioga County 14
Bloss Township Directory 78
Blossburg Borough Directory 93
Blossburg Street Directory 488
Brookfield Township Directory 123
Charleston Township Directory 128
Chatham Township Directory 142
Classified Business Directory .. 493
Clymer Township Directory 151
Court Calendar 14
Covington Borough Directory 160
Covington Township Directory 164
Data from Report of County Commissioners 16
Deerfield Township Directory 172
Delmar Township Directory 181
Duncan Township Directory 203
Elk Township Directory 214
Elkland Borough Directory 218
Farmington Township Directory 230
Gaines Township Directory 236
Hamilton Township Directory 245
Jackson Township Directory 264
Justice of the Peace 18
Knoxville Borough Directory 279
Knoxville Street Directory 489
Lawrence Township Directory 293
Lawrenceville Borough Directory 302
Liberty Borough Directory 308
Liberty Township Directory 312
Mansfield Borough Directory 323
Mansfield Street Directory 490
Map of Tioga County Inside Back Cover
| Shippen Township Directory
Sullivan Township Directory 416
Terms of Court 14
Tioga County Bar 17-
Tioga County Officers 14
Tioga Borough Directory 427
Tioga Township Directory 433
Union Township Directory 442
Ward Township Directory 455
Wellsboro Board of Trade 16
Wellsboro Borough Directory
Westfield Borough Directory 468
Westfield Township Directory 476
Westfield Street Directory I 492
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Directory is arranged as follows: 1st, name of individual, or firm; 2nd, wife's name in parenthesis, if individual be married; 3d, occupation, business or profession; 4th, 0 H&L designates Owns House & Lot, T designates Tenant, 0 (figures) designates the number of acres in farm, OWNED, MR (figures) designates number of acres for which money rent is paid, WOS (figures) designates number of acres Worked on Shares; 5th. the number of R F D & Post Office from which mail is delivered. The Post Office in parenthesis thus: (Gaines) H 10, designates that although party receives mail at Gaines P. 0. they live on Highway No 10, (see map;) 6th, H (figures) designates Highway on which individual has residence: 7th (F T or B T or Both T designates Farmer's Telephone (connection) Bell Telephone (or connection) or Both Telephones.
The names of individual or firms in display type indicates An Advertiser
or some party directly interested in this work.