Thursday, October 16, 2014

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Sallie Gibboney of Menno, Pennsylvania


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to Sallie Gibboney of Menno, Pennsylvania.  Although Sallie didn't give her surname belong, a couple of the signers inscribed their pages to Sallie Gibboney.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of over fifty of Sallie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


The title page, above, mentions the Reedsville Bakery and Mrs. Roslie Isner.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Sara R. Gibboney, "Sallie", was born about 1865 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Sarah (Hyle, I think) Gibboney.

Sallie's sister Mary Araminta (Gibboney) Wills of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed a page in her album.


Two children of another of Sallie's sisters, Frances Catherine (Gibboney) Miller, also signed pages in her album.  They were Maud May Miller, who signed her page at Belleville, Pennsylvania, on February 21, 1884, and her brother William J. Miller.



Other signers who expressed a relationship with Sallie, which may have been by blood, marriage or religious or social affiliation, and there were likely others, who didn't express a relationship:
  • "Your Sister Kate", who signed a page at Menno, Pennsylvania, on April 18, 1885.
  • Mrs. Kittie Patterson of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, signed a page at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in January 1891.  "Dear Sister"
  • George E. Wills of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed on April 9, 1884; "Sister Sallie".  He was the husband of Sallie's sister Mary Araminta (Gibboney) Wills
  • Thomas Hyle, signed at Reedsville, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 1887; "Cousin"; presumably a relative of Sallie's mother Sarah (Hyle) Gibboney.
If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, including information on Sallie's later life and information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

CIS
CollanbineIsnerSchmitt
Contner [2]LSmith
DLytleStaley [2]
DetweilerMStarks
Diffenderfer [4]McNabbW
FMiller [2]Wagner [2]
FlemingPWilliams [2]
GPattersonWills [3]
GibboneyPotter [3]Y
HPyle [3]Yingling [2]
Hartzler [4]Yoder [2]
HyleZ
Zook [2]

Signers in the album   [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

?
  • J. A. F.
  • H. A. P., signed at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
  • "Your Sister" Kate, signed at Menno, Pennsylvania, on April 18, 1885
  • W. A. M., signed at Menno, Pennsylvania, on February 20, 1884
  • A. J. C.
A
  • L. J. Algier, signed at Menno, Pennsylvania
  • B. S. Ames of Lemont, Pennsylvania
  • H. S. Ambrose, signed in December 1883
C
  • A. Collanbine, signed at Allensville, Pennsylvania, on August 31, 1885
  • N. Kenny Contner of White Hall, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 1883. Narcissa Kenny Contner.
  • M. Ella Contner of White Hall, Pennsylvania, signed on January 1, 1883. Mary Ella Contner, sister of signer Narcissa Kenny Contner.
D
  • A. Y. Detweiler
  • William E. Diffenderfer, signed at Allensville, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1884
  • Jennie Diffenderfer, signed at Allenville, or Allensville, Pennsylvania, on February 11, 1884
  • Lizzie Diffenderfer of Allensville, Pennsylvania, signed on February 11, 1884
  • S. A. Diffenderfer, signed at Allenville, Pennsylvania, on March 7, 1884
F
  • Nannie Fleming, or Nancie Fleming, of White Hall, Pennsylvania, signed on January 2, 1884
G
  • Sallie, album owner of Menno, Pennsylvania. Sara Gibboney, daughter of John and Sarah (Hile) Gibboney
H
  • Sallie E. Hartzler, signed on January 23, 1884, at Menno, Pennsylvania
  • J. T. Hartzler, signed on January 23, 1884
  • Lizzie Hartzler of Menno, Pennsylvania
  • Annie May Hartzler
  • Thomas Hyle, signed at Reedsville, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 1887; Sallie's cousin
I
  • Reedsville Bakery, Mrs. Roslie Isner
L
  • B. F. Lytle of Allenville, or Allensville, Pennsylvania, signed on February 12, 1884
M
  • W. J. McNabb, signed at Belleville, Pennsylvania, on January 7, 1884
  • Maud May Miller, signed at Belleville, Pennsylvania, on February 21, 1884. "Dear Aunt". She was the daughter of Jackson H. Miller and wife Frances C. (Gibboney) Miller, who was Sallie's older sister.
  • William J. Miller of Belleville, Pennsylvania. "To Aunt". His parents were Jackson H. Miller and Frances C. (Gibboney) Miller, who was Sallie's older sister.
P
  • Mrs. Kittie Patterson of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, signed at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in January 1891: "Dear Sister"
  • Miss Minnie Potter
  • Susie Potter, signed at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, on December 20, 1886
  • Frank R. Potter, signed at Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, on December 21, 1886
  • T. S. Pyle, M.D., signed on January 10, 1884. Thomas S. Pyle, Physician, whose wife, Jennie (Contner) Pyle, signed the following page.
  • Mrs. J. E. Pyle, signed on January 10, 1884. She was Jennie E. (Contner) Pyle, whose physician husband Thomas S. Pyle signed the preceding page.
  • Sadie Pyle, signed at Menno, Pennsylvania, on January 15, 1884
S
  • Jean A. Schmitt, signed at Menoville, Pennsylvania [presumably Menno Township], on March 23, 1884. Written by a gentleman in French
  • Robert Smith of Allensville, Pennsylvania, signed on March 23, 1884; first name looks more like Lobert Smith.
  • C. E. Staley of Belleville, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1887
  • Miss Mary E. Staley of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed on March 28, 1886; "your schoolmate"
  • M. M. Starks, signed on March 27, 1889
W
  • W. H. Wagner of Reedsville, Pennsylvania, on December 18, 1886
  • Fannie Wagner of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed on April 5, 1884
  • Mrs. W. C. Williams, signed at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, on February 20 1892
  • W. C. Williams, signed at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, on February 20, 1892
  • Mrs. Mary A. Wills of Belleville, Pennsylvania; "Truly Yours Sister". Mary Araminta (Gibboney) Wills, wife of George E. Wills and sister of Sallie Gibboney, album owner.
  • James F. Wills of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed on April 5, 1884
  • George E. Wills of Belleville, Pennsylvania, signed on April 9, 1884. Inscribed to "Sister Sallie"
Y
  • Carrie Yingling, signed at White Hall, Pennsylvania, on December 30, 1883
  • C. C. Yingling, signed at Menno, Pennsylvania in 1884
  • J. D. Yoder
  • Lorna A. Yoder of Belleville, Pennsylvania
Z
  • Lizzie L. Zook, signed at Allensville, Pennsylvania, on March 3, 1884
  • J. G. Zook, signed at Allensville, Pennsylvania, on March 2, 1884
Menno Township; Belleville; Allensville; neighboring villages in Pennsylvania

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