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George W. Bovard

GEORGE W BOVARD, merchant, Tionesta, was born in Butler county, Penn., May 12, 1841, a son of Johnson and Lydia (Adams) Board, also natives of Butler county. The father was a farmer by occupation, a prominent Democrat, holding the office of justice of the peace for sixteen years, and an elder in the United Presbyterian Church; he died in 1874; his widow is still living, residing on the homestead. They reared six children: John A., Jane (Mrs. Andrew Drennan), George W., James C., William H. and E. D.. George Bovard was reared and educated in Butler county. In 1862 he enlisted in Company F, One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served nine months, when he was honorably discharged. After that he engaged in mercantile business at Sherman Well, Venango county, where he remained in business eight years, and was postmaster five years. In 1871 he came to Tionesta, and established his present business, being also a member or the firm of E. Berlin & Co., dealers in general merchandise at Whig Hill, this county. In 1869 he married Miss Sarah, daughter of Charles Stewart, of Butler county, and they have three children: Charles S., Forest J. and Roy. Mr. Bovard was formerly identified with the Democratic party, but of late years has been independent. He is a member of Capt. George Stowe Post, G. A. R., No. 274, Tionesta, also of the I. O. O. F. and the A. O. U. W.

Source: Page(s) 924, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed November 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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