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Charles A. Randall

CHARLES A. RANDALL, proprietor of the Rural House, Tionesta, was born near Toronto, Canada, December 27, 1846, and is a son of Edward B. and Mary A. (King) Randall, whose parents were natives of Pennsylvania and of Quaker parentage. Charles A. Randall, when quite young, removed to Iowa with his parents. He was educated in the common schools of that State, and attended the Iowa State University, two terms. In 1865 he came to the oil regions of Pennsylvania, and in 1867 to Tionesta, where he now resides, and for a while worked at the carpenter's trade. He was elected justice of the peace in 1875, served four years, but resigned, having been elected sheriff of Forest county in 1879. He was a member' of the Electoral College from the Twenty -fifth Congressional District in 1884; was elected to the assembly in 1886, and re-elected in 1888. He has conducted the Rural House in Tionesta since 1874 and is an accommodating and popular landlord. Mr. Randall married, in February, 1871, Mary A., daughter of Charles Wansor, of Mercer county, Penn., and has three children: Lizzie, Vinnie and Ade1va. Mr. Randall is a member of the F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F. Politically he has always been a Republican, and during the war of the Rebellion was employed in the post quartermaster's department at Nashville, Tenn.

Source: Page(s) 938, 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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