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Jasper H. Dingman

JASPER H. DINGMAN, lumber dealer, Tionesta, was born in Prince Edward county, province of Ontario, Canada, April 17, 1842, is a son of Jasper and Hannah (Smith) Dingman, and is of German and English descent. He was reared in his native county, and educated in the public and grammar schools. In 1865 he located in Titusville, Penn., and entered a wholesale and retail grocery as a clerk; was promoted to book-keeper and cashier, and in 1869 became a partner, the business being conducted later under the name of Clark & Dingman until 1873. In 1874 Mr. Dingman located in Kingsley township, this county, and embarked in the manufacture of staves along with J. H. Derickson. In 1875 they removed the business to Tionesta, which they carried on until 1880, having in connection therewith a mill at Tylersburg, Clarion county, and a mercantile business at Tionesta. They then embarked in lumbering, which they continued until July, 1888, when a dissolution of partnership followed. In October, 1888, Mr. Alex H. Dale became connected in business with Mr. Dingman, under the firm name of Dingman & Dale, and they are doing a healthy, substantial business. Mr. Dingman married, in January, 1869, Addie, daughter of A. H. and Nancy (Miller) Dafoe, of Titusville, Penn., and they have two children: Russell G. and Arthur R. For five years, from 1880 to 1885, Mr. Dingman conducted a Greenback paper in Tionesta, called The Commonwealth. He is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and superintendent of the Sabbath-school; is also a member of the I.O.O.F. and Royal Templars. Politically his is independent.

Source: Page(s) 930, 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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