Armstrong County Pennsylvania

Her People Past And Present


"EZRA L. DOVERSPIKE, a successful farmer of Mahoning township, Armstrong county, belongs to one of the first settled families of that section, his paternal grandfather, John T. Doverspike, having settled in what is now Mahoning township in the year 1816.

He purchased 240 acres of land, part of which is the farm now owned and occupied by his grandson Ezra L. Doverspike

He married Katie Knight, and to them was born a family of six children, four sons and two daughters:

Daniel married Peggie Beck

Christena married John Colhup

George married Sarah Gumbert

John married Margaret McCullough

Katie married Peter Smith

Louis married Lavina Gumbert.

"George Doverspike, father of Ezra L. Doverspike, was born on the original family homestead, where Clarence Gould now lives, and was reared there.

He succeeded to that part of his father's land now owned and occupied by his son Ezra, and made his home thereon until his death, which occurred Aug. 2, 1888.

He married Sarah Gumbert, daughter of William Gumbert, a pioneer of Armstrong county, and they became the parents of fifteen children, seven sons and eight daughters

Elizabeth, who married Z. H. Nolf

Teamie, who married A. G. Kells

Hannah and Emanuel, twins, the former of whom married R. H. Nolf, the latter Lauretta Miller

David, who died Feb. 24, 1875

Sarah, who married Sylvester Grinder

Millie, unmarried

Mary, who married Amos Bittinger

William, who married Mary Neal

Ternie, who married Levina Daugenbaugh

Boyd, who married Ella Smith

Ezra L.

Maggie, who married John Cunningham

Wesley, who married Emma Ferguson

and Dessie, who died when quite young.

"Ezra L. Doverspike was born Aug. 18, 1864, on the farm in Mahoning township where he now resides, and during his youth attended the common schools in the neighborhood. He has always followed farming, cultivating the old homestead and now owning the 100 acres cleared and improved by his father.

He is a worthy member of a family which has been highly esteemed in the township for several generations.

On Jan. 4, 1894, Mr. Ezra L. Doverspike married Mattie J. Procious, daughter of William and Catherine (Gearhart) Procious, and sister of Edward G. Procious, whose sketch will be found elsewhere in this work.

Her father settled in Mahoning township in 1840, purchasing 105 acres of land then in the wilderness, and which he converted by his industry into a valuable farm. Mr. and Mrs. Doverspike have had three children, only one of whom survives, Violet Catherine. They are members of the M E. Church at Putneyville.

[In political matters he is a Democrat]


Millie C. Doverspike


Mary L. Doverspike


A. D. Bittinger


Maggie L. Doverspike


John Cunningham


Ezra L. Doverspike


Mattie J. Procious


Ezra L. Doverspike


Mattie J. Doverspike

G. B. Doverspike


Ella Smith


Wesley Doverspike

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