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O. C. Brownell

O. C. BROWNELL, proprietor of the Central House, Tionesta, was born in Carroll, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., March 23, 1836, and is a son of Richmond and Lucy (Covill) Brownell, natives of Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, and who were married in Chautauqua county, N. Y. The father, who was a farmer and lumberman by occupation, and one of the pioneers of Chautauqua county, in later life removed to Warren county, Penn., where he died. O. C. Brownell was reared in his native county, also in Warren county, and followed the occupation of millwright for nearly thirty years; was also a contractor for the erection of buildings and oil rigs in the Warren, Forest and Butler county oil fields for several years. In September, 1884, he located in Tionesta, and took charge of the Central House, which he has since successfully conducted. He was in the Civil war, enlisting in September, 1861. and was assigned to Company C, Ninth New York Cavalry, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the struggle. He married, December 9, 1860, Rebecca, daughter of Enoch Gilman, of Warren county Penn., and they have six children: Clara B. (Mrs. George Marsh), Eva (Mrs. George Smith), Nellie (Mrs. John Colgrove), Roy G., Inez and Ella. In politics Mr. Brownell is a Republican and he is a member of the G. A. R.

Source: Page(s) 925, 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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